Teaching and Learning is at the heart of school life. We make sure that our curriculum is wide-ranging and balanced, with planned progression and differentiation, meeting the requirements of the Curriculum Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage, the National Curriculum, Religious Education and Collective Worship.
We enrich and extend our curriculum through forest school and outdoor learning, specialist music, language and PE teachers, ‘School Without Walls’, Arts week, visits locally and abroad and performances in the Egg Theatre. Every class has a weekly library lesson.
Please take a look at our class pages to learn more about some of the things that are on offer.
Reading and Phonics
At our school we place a very high priority on phonics and reading. We have a well stocked library with keen pupil librarians. We have recently invested in a new (Planet X) guided reading scheme for the whole school. All pupils have their own reading book and a home/school contact book.
Our phonics teaching and learning broadly follows the ‘Letters and Sounds’ scheme of work alongside other support materials such as Jolly Phonics and online resources. The six phases of phonics includes for example linking sounds with letters, blending and segmenting, using syllables and learning tricky words.
RE – We follow Awareness, Mystery and Value (AMV) the Locally Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset.
We also use the teaching resource Understanding Christianity to support pupils in developing their own thinking and their understanding of Christianity, as a contribution to their understanding of the world and their own experience within it. We aim to see pupils leave school with a coherent understanding of Christian belief and practice.
Each term at Shoscombe we focus on a different Christian Value. These Christian values are explored during daily collective worship and through our cross curricular learning in class.
Computing – We follow the scheme of work found to ensure we meet the expectations of the National Curriculum. We also have a strong emphasis on supporting and teaching the children about e-safety.
Modern Foreign Languages
Our experienced staff introduce children to different teaching styles, supporting them to become independent, adaptable and responsible learners. If you would like any more information here is a link to the current National curriculum. Alternatively, please come and speak to one of the class teachers who will be happy to help.