Your Child’s Learning
The children are taught by their own class teacher in mixed ability classes with children of approximately the same age. We have places for 45 children in each year group from Reception to Year 6. Currently in Nursery we have 26 full-time places.
The staffing complement for each class in KS1 is a fully qualified teacher and a trained teaching assistant of learning. Every classroom is fully furnished and equipped with the highest quality learning resources. Each class has access to laptops to enhance their learning.
The class teacher gets to know your child very well and will be pleased to involve you in their life at school. Children make progress at their own rates and in their own ways. It is important to value them as individuals and to provide learning opportunities that will build on their strengths and overcome their weaknesses. The curriculum is broad and balanced and provides for the academic, moral, physical, creative and personal and social development of every child.
We have begun reviewing the curriculum and our updates are available to download online.
You can also contact your child’s class teacher, or if you are a member of the public, contact the administration team.
Key Stage 1 (Ages 5–7 Years)
& Key Stage 2 (Ages 8–11 Years)
The core curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2 comprises:
Children also study the subjects below as part of the National Curriculum. These are called foundation subjects: Computing, Art and Design, Design Technology, History, Geography, Music, Physical Education, Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education, Religious Education and Modern Foreign Languages in KS2.
Non-denominational Religious Education is provided for all children as part of the curriculum and is in accordance with the local agreed County Religious Education syllabus. Assembly is an important part of the school day when we meet together as a community. It is a time when we place emphasis on the development of values and attitudes towards each other and the world around us. Assemblies are non-denominational and although they are of a broadly Christian nature due consideration is given to the multicultural society in which we live. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from religious education and collective worship should they so wish. If parents do not wish their child to be taught the agreed syllabus or take part in short acts of collective worship then they should inform us in writing. Their child can then be excused and suitable alternative arrangements made.
Visits and visitors play an essential role in our school and take place on a regular basis. These are varied and can include places in the locality e.g. local secondary schools, swimming lessons at Fit City Eccles, historical trips to regional buildings and residential trips to LLedr Hall.
Relationships and Sex Education
The school has a policy for Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). This is currently under review in relation to the statutory guidance that comes into effect in September 2020.
- Sex education is taught at Clarendon Road in two ways. It is taught at both Key Stages through the content of National Curriculum Science lessons and through special lessons delivered at the end of Years 5 and 6 as children prepare to move on to secondary school.
- In Science, part of the curriculum deals with ‘Life Processes and Living Things.’ Children at Key Stage 1 learn that humans and other animals can produce offspring and that these offspring grow into adults, while children at Key Stage 2 learn about the main stages of the human life cycle.
- Children in Y5 and Y6 have special lessons delivered by the School Nurse. Children are shown a video about the main features of puberty and any questions they may have will be answered. You have the right to withdraw your child from this particular lesson and are asked to give your written consent. You are welcome to view the subject matter of the video before you make up your mind.
We offer a wide variety of clubs that take place before school, during lunch break and after school. Some of the activities we offer are: music, sports, quiz, debates and gardening.
In the summer term of Year 2 and Year 6, the children carry out the required Standard Assessment Tasks and Tests (SATs) and in Year One children undertake a statutory Phonic Screener. The class teacher assesses each child’s development in speaking and listening, reading and writing, mathematics and science. In addition each child undertakes a test in reading, writing, spelling and mathematics. Parents are informed of how their child has done at the end of the summer term as part of their child’s annual school report.