In both Key Stages, children are taught daily sessions of Maths and English where levels of work are tailored to ability. We deliver a dedicated daily phonics lesson for all children who are working through the phases. Our schools main reading scheme is the Oxford Reading Tree. We include numerous opportuities for reading throughout the whole curriculum, including individual reading books, reading partners, guided reading and daily opportunities for reading. A broad, balanced curriculum is planned and taught in line with National Curriculum requirements. All children receive enrichment activities in the form of French, PHSE, Global Awareness and citizenship.The children benefit from our wide range of school resources as well as a wealth of natural resources. This can mean that the children are able to go pond dipping as part of their science lesson, or perhaps enjoy a session of cooking in the kitchen as part of their design technology or a local street search as part of their history lesson.
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Independence and collaborative skills are encouraged from the earliest years. Children are taught as part of a whole class, in groups or individually, depending on the nature of the activity or individual need. The progress of all children is carefully monitored and highly achieving children receive additional challenge.
PARTNERSHIP WITH PARENTS
The parents of Brennand's Endowed Primary School have a long tradition of supporting home/school links. Regular fund-raising activities have helped to provide additional resources for the children and social events enhance the community spirit.
PARENTS IN SCHOOL LIFE
There are parent Governors elected to represent the interests of parents on the Governing Body. We aim to keep parents regularly informed about events, activities and the curriculum in general. Newsletters are sent to all parents so they are informed about activities and events in school and can complement their children's learning at home. All parents are welcome to take part in our weekly "Merit Assembly" on Friday morning. Parents are informed if their child is going to contribute to the assembly.
We are grateful to the many parents who help out in school on a regular basis, with expert help and knowlege and real life experience which brings lessons to life for the children. We are always looking for new volunteers. Please don't be shy.
OUR SCHOOL AND OUR COMMUNITY
Our school plays an integral part in the life of the community it serves. Children are frequently involved in community activities and events such as contirbuting to 'The Villager' magazine, May Queen Festival Celebrations , May Pole and Country dancing, The Hodder Valley Show and the Steam Rally. The children also compile a school newspaper which is distributed around the village.