At Temple Ewell Church of England Primary School, we encourage children to think for themselves and to explore, with imagination and creativity, the world they live in. This we believe will help equip them with the necessary skills to prepare them to meet the challenges of their future lives with confidence and resilience.
Our creative curriculum aims to motivate and engage the children in their learning, as well as taking into account individual learning styles, needs and preferences. We aim to provide children with the ability and confidence to lead their own learning and to have a voice in shaping the curriculum.
Literacy and Maths are core strands to children’s education and we focus greatly on children acquiring the necessary skills required for their current and future learning. These core skills are also broadened and extended to other areas of the curriculum, providing opportunities to enrich and develop them. In a range of different subjects, children are encouraged to make comparisons, investigate, enquire, and explore. Where possible, areas of the curriculum are creatively linked together in order to make learning more meaningful and relevant.
Phonics is primarily taught using phonics Bug Club Synthetic Phonics in KS1 and ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme in KS2. Reading skills are developed using Bug Club Phonics as well as also accessing a wide range of texts including the Book Banded Scheme. Children are encouraged to take books home to share with their parents and carers on a daily basis and KS1 children can also access to Bug Club Phonics reading interactively at home.
ICT skills are developed in and applied to all areas of the curriculum, with PCs in every classroom and a set of laptops to support children’s learning. We aim to utilise the continuingly changing technology available to pupils, not only to enhance learning, but also to prepare children for a constantly changing future.
We take every opportunity to use our wonderful surroundings and to take our learning outside! We further enrich children’s learning with visits to and visitors from our local and wider community, including a residential visit for our Year 6 pupils.
The Church plays an essential role in the curriculum at Temple Ewell, both through the teaching of Religious Education and through regular acts of worship. We also aim to promote the development of children’s spiritual and moral understanding through a variety of purposeful learning opportunities.
We have high expectations of all our children to achieve and reach their full potential, whilst encouraging them to stay safe, be healthy, and most importantly of all, to enjoy their time at Temple Ewell Church of England Primary School.
To view what our classes are learning this term click on the links below:
Acorns Class (Reception and Year 1)
Willows Class (Year 1 and Year 2)
Elms Class (Year 2 and Year 3)
Sycamores Class (Year 4 and Year 5)
Oaks Class (Year 5 and Year 6)