Curriculum

Home Learning

Weekly homework/home study Teachers in Nursery set monthly ‘next steps’ for the children using Evidence Me. Teachers in Reception and Y1 set weekly tasks using Evidence Me. As well as ongoing reading, maths tasks and spelling activities, teachers in Y2 – Y6 will be setting home learning each week using a wide range of online …

Curriculum Overview

The Curriculum at St Andrew’s is broad and balanced, engaging and inspiring. It combines the 2014 National Curriculum and the EYFS Curriculum, alongside SMSC and events and community links that help prepare children for the next phase in their education and for life in Modern Britain. Our Curriculum is underpinned by Christian Values, growth mind …

Early Years

At St Andrew’s we are proud of our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) provision.  We currently run a 26 place teacher led Nursery class and a 30 place teacher led Reception class.  Additional support staff include a qualified Nursery Nurse and teaching assistants. We believe in supporting and nurturing every child’s learning and development in order …

Maths

Parent Support Evidence has shown that, as with reading and writing, the more involved parents/carers are in supporting their child’s learning in this area, the more rapid progress they make.  However, you do not need extensive mathematical knowledge to support your child/ren’s learning and the support need not be repetitive sheets and booklets. It can …

English

“Pupils are thoroughly immersed in literature, from the youngest age. They talk knowledgeably about stories, books and authors they enjoy.” Ofsted Report Feb 2014 At St. Andrew’s we aim to ensure that our pupils receive the full entitlement of the National Curriculum, as stated in the Programmes of Study and that they will be taught and …

Art

Computing

Design & Technology

Geography

History

Languages

Music

Physical Education

PSHE

Jigsaw is a spiral, progressive and effective scheme of work, aiming to prepare children/young people for life, helping them really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. Jigsaw PSHE perfectly connects the pieces of Personal, Social and Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and …

RE & Collective Worship

Religious Education A carefully planned programme of Religious Education based on The Bedfordshire Scheme of Work and Understanding Christianity is taught throughout the school. Teaching about the Christian religion has a major role. The children also have the opportunity to study other world faiths. Our pupils learn about religion through stories, books, drama, music, dance, …

Science

Exciting things are happening with regards to science in school.  Our aim is to raise awareness and promote outstanding teaching and learning in science. Science is a subject that is enjoyed by all children and we hope to give them lots of exciting opportunities to be actively involved in many ways while enhancing their enjoyment and understanding of a core …