Making learning relevant
Our curriculum is designed to make learning relevant, exciting and stimulating. We expect children to be fully involved in their learning, developing their academic, social and personal skills throughout the school day and at home.
Children do not learn if they only ever work in their comfort zone. Children at St.Aldhelm's know that they will be challenged, will often not 'get it right' first time, will be expected to persevere and will work with different people for different purposes. We use our Active Learners reward system to share our expectations with children of how we wish them to grow as learners. Please click on the Active Learners heading to find out more about this key part of our school's philosophy.
We have deliberately created opportunities for children to work in different ways:
Fab Fridays allow our KS2 children to work with different teachers for different subjects. Please click on our Fab Fridays heading to find out more.
In KS1, children mix up and work in different groups on a common theme for their weekly Merry-Go-Round sessions. Please click on the Merry-Go-Round heading to find out more.
We have introduced Learning Logs throughout the school. These are intended to capture significant moments in a child's development, as well as encouraging children to think about the skills and aptitudes which underpin successful learning. Please click on the Learning Logs heading to find our more about the logs themselves, and the Rainbow of Skills we use with the children to help each child develop as a learner.
TASC is the approach which we use when planning and working with the children on our cross-curricular termly themes and within some discrete subject lessons. Click on the TASC heading to see examples of our themed interactive displays which show parts of the TASC process.