“A small school with a huge heart.”
Buildwas Rd, Buildwas, Telford TF8 7DA
Tel: 01952 432135
Click your child's class on the right hand side to find out about what they are up to this term and also some further ideas for reading books recommended for their age!
Our curriculum has been designed with our children and the local area in mind. As a staff we thought about our schools ethos, the community and links we have already established or our plans and hopes for the future.
We are currently using 'Accelerated Reader' which encourages children to read a broad range of texts before moving 'up'. Children log their progress on their own online profile and take comprehension quizzes about each book that they read. In the infants the children have access to a number of phonics based books including Oxford Reading Tree and Song Bird. Our books are coloured banded to allow us to differentiate and monitor the progress of the children.
As a school we use try to incorporate a writing week into each term to encourage writing. Teachers also use Pie Corbett’s ‘Talk for Writing’ approach. This means valuing the use of speaking and listening to build children’s confidence and understanding before tackling a piece of writing.
Our phonics is taught using a variety of resources, this includes a mixture of Jolly Phonics and ‘Letters and Sounds’. This creates a fun, pacey and engaging learning environment. For more information about how children learn phonics, click below to open a guide for parents:
In mathematics we ensure there are plenty of opportunities for problem solving and chance to apply logic skills. We often have investigations and work through real life and worded problems.
At Buildwas, we place value on investigative science and children using their own ideas to explore concepts following the National Curriculum.
Our curriculum has been designed with the aim of enriching our pupils’ lives and giving them skills and opportunities that will help them in later in life. We hope that the children are as excited about the themes they will be covering as we are. We hope to bring these themes to life through the local links, visits and immersion activities to help create life long memories.