Pupils in Key stage 1 continue to build on their knowledge and skills acquired during the foundation stage. The teachers in Years 1 and 2 offer rich and exciting experiences with regular trips, visitors and plenty of opportunities for hands on investigation and problem solving. Pupils continue to build upon and benefit from the specialist teaching lessons introduced earlier on in the school.
Our pupils are taught how to confidently use and apply their mathematical knowledge and relate it to their everyday lives. They develop excellent mental skills and are encouraged to give mathematical explanations of the strategies and methods they used to solve a problem.
In literacy pupils are introduced to wide range of genres and literature. We want pupils to enjoy the magic of books and to develop a love of both written and spoken language. Pupils are taught spelling and grammar rules and also consolidate their phonic knowledge.
Spelling, maths and topic homework are set on a weekly basis and pupils are encouraged to read or engage in a reading based activity each night.
Finally, the pupils also are introduced to computing and simple programming in Year 1 and enjoy using the school ICT suite.
In Years 1 and 2 pupils are working towards working with greater independence. Pupils progress at different rates with some pupils needing further challenge and extension whereas others need additional support in a specific area. Careful monitoring, tracking and assessment of pupil progress allows us to best support children in their learning.
Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri (to be, rather than to seem to be), captures the essence of our identity and is defined by the 5 C's below. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual.
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Curiosity to always want to discover and learn more, academically and more widely too.
Because we believe that academic excellence is an important part of human excellence. Every child is an individual and we celebrate and develop their uniqueness, helping them to become an independent learner and encouraging each child to explore, understand and cultivate their talent and abilities, whatever they may be.
Compassion to understand and champion the needs of others, in our community and beyond.
Because our mission challenges us to be a vibrant community which enables people to live their lives to the full and transform society for the better. Located in the heart of Cornwall, our distinctive, serene location supports the development of balanced, unpretentious and reflective children who understand their role as global citizens.
Confidence to build resilience by learning from both successes and failures alike.
Because we want every pupil to be comfortable in their own skin, celebrating the uniqueness of each individual in the school community. Through drama, presenting and public speaking opportunities, as well as appearing in productions and concerts, pupils learn key communication skills and gain the confidence to prosper in the real world.
Creativity to be imaginative in how we express ourselves and approach new challenges.
Because we value the development of pupils’ imaginative and creative dimensions as well as their characters. Through a broad curriculum and wide range of co-curricular activities, pupils discover the important balance between creative and logical thinking. These opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter discovers their hidden gifts, developing a sense of individuality and a confidence in their own abilities.
Courage to enjoy becoming the very best of who we are, with integrity and ambition.
Because we believe that essential life skills are often best taught outside of the classroom, balancing an academic education. Through a wide-ranging co-curricular programme, we offer every child the chance to participate, perform and lead in the fields of their choice. In a competitive world these opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter develops essential life skills and an ambition for life.