Children learning within our primary continue to build on what they know and on their skills for learning, life and work. Literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing continue to be the main focus of learning as the foundation stones of all other learning.
As their skills develop, the children are encouraged to become increasing independent in their learning and in what they make, say, write and do within and outwith the classroom. They contribute to planning learning and set their own targets and goals with support from peers and staff.
Themed interdisciplinary projects, such as World War II and Space, build on knowledge from across the curriculum, and help to develop and consolidate skills. These projects encourage cooperative and collaborative approaches and allow for depth in learning.
Pupils have opportunities to develop their ICT skills and there are opportunities for them to mentor younger children through buddying.
Teachers from our secondary departments teach a wide variety of subjects in our upper primary, and this supports our excellent transition programme. Pupils have a variety of transition opportunities, including outdoor learning experiences, to ensure that the social and learning transition into secondary is smooth.
We actively engage with our parents to ensure they are kept informed and are able to support their child as they move to secondary school.