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Ofsted November 2014

‘Outstanding teaching across the school inspires the pupils to want to learn and do well.’

‘Pupils’ excellent opportunities for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development underpin their outstanding learning. They appreciate the value of differing beliefs and are keen to celebrate other’s successes.’

‘Pupils’ behaviour is impeccable. They are very polite and exceptionally enthusiastic about their work.’

‘Pupils feel extremely safe at school because members of the staff provide a high standard of care. They teach them about safety and how to stay safe.’

‘Pupils achievement is outstanding.’

‘The curriculum is rich and varied and provides valuable and meaningful experiences for the pupils, preparing them well for life in modern Britain.’ 

 

Our Creative Curriculum

At Fulmer Infant School, children’s minds develop within our creative curriculum where subject areas are linked together and learning is made more meaningful.  Wherever possible, the National Curriculum is taught through themes.

Click here to visit the National Curriculum online National Curriculum

Children contribute to the direction of the theme. Subjects that do not naturally fit into the theme are taught as discrete units.

 

Reception

  • Autumn Term: All About Me. The World Around Me
  • Spring Term: People Who Help Us. Growing, Lifecycles and Minibeasts
  • Summer Term: Traditional Tales. Animals and Habitats

owls

Reception children have loved their owl baby topic, which has produced some wonderful  opportunities for writing and expressive arts and design, including collecting natural materials to make nests for their baby owls!

 

Year 1

  • Autumn Term: Fighting Fit, Space
  • Spring Term: Famous People – Writers and Inventors, Growing and Changing
  • Summer Term: Houses and Homes, Oceans and Islands

        

Trip to the Science Museum                          Trip to Windsor Castle

 

Year 2

  • Autumn Term: Food, Fire
  • Spring Term: Famous Leaders
  • Summer Term: Rain Forests

 

             

  

Models using electric circuits                                                         The four layers of the Rainforest

 

Enriching the Curriculum

The curriculum is enhanced by a number of trips throughout the year, for example to the Science Museum, the Iver Environmental Centre, the Roald Dahl Museum, Windsor Castle and Pizza Express.

Each Friday, a class spends time in our garden learning how to grow a variety of plants and food which they then sell to their parents.  Last year there was a problem with slugs, so this year the children are doing an experiment with egg shells (we are an Eco School, so no chemicals) to see if they will keep the slugs at bay.

There are also enriching traditions such as the children baking their own Christmas cakes, designing and publishing their own Christmas cards, country dancing with local schools, Easter bonnet parades, outside learning in a Teepee, raising chicks (see the time-lapse video of a hatching chick below), musical afternoon for Mothers’ day, Christmas and Summer productions  and much, much more.

 

Follow this link to watch the first chick hatch: Hatching Chick

Outdoor learning in a teepee

Outdoor learning in a Teepee

 

Reading

Reading is taught through systematic, synthetic phonics using ‘Letters and Sounds’. The Oxford Reading Tree is the main reading scheme, which is enhanced by a range of other schemes.

There is a well stocked library which every child uses each Friday. The books are updated throughout the year as each child is loaned a brand new title to celebrate their birthday which is then given to the library. The school also buys into the County service which does an annual audit and replenishes old stock.

 

Buddy reading on World Book Day

 

Sports Premium money £16,670

The school uses the Sports’ Premium money to pay for a Sports Coach. This Sports Coach delivers weekly PE, prepares and leads Sports Relief, prepares and leads Sports Day and prepares and leads whole school games at lunch times (£11,769).

A MDS supports the Sports Coach with the delivery of whole school games at lunch times (£4,715).

New football goals and a pump for balss have been purchased at a cost of £138.97 which brings the total cost to £16,623.97. So there will be a carry forward for next year of £46.03

Impact: quality sports provision offered to all children