Our Infant Classes
At Poringland, there are currently two Reception classes, two Year 1 classes and two Year 2 Classes. Every classroom offers scope for a range of creative activities. All classes have access to enclosed outdoor learning areas, which can be used every day, come rain or shine! All classes have an interactive whiteboard, and a range of iPads and laptops.
We organise our learning into half-termly topics, on a three-year cycle. This means that the children will experience each of the topics during their time in Reception and Key Stage One. In Key Stage 1, we use our topics to deliver the requirements of the National Curriculum (2014). For Religious Education, we use the Norfolk Agreed Syllabus for RE. In Reception, similar themes are delivered with a focus on the objectives in Development Matters.
From Autumn 2018, we are delivering our PSHE curriculum through the PATHS programme. We have PATHS lessons twice a week during which we will cover many topics including friendship, feelings, thinking skills and problem solving. In PATHS, we will also be learning about giving compliments to other people and to ourselves. Every day, we will have a ‘PATHS Pupil of the Day’. This child, chosen at random, is a special helper in PATHS time and helps with other jobs throughout the day. Being PATHS Pupil of the Day is an important job and all children will have a turn in the coming weeks. At the end of each day, children and adults will give compliments to the PATHS Pupil of the Day. These will be written on a special certificate to take home for the child to share with their families.
Wherever possible, each topic seeks to make cross-curricular links, making learning meaningful and relevant to the experiences of our children. Our curriculum is supplemented with a wide range of educational visits and visitors to the school.
We have a strong, experienced team of staff, who work closely together, sharing good practice and expertise to ensure the best possible outcomes.
At the beginning of each half term, each class sends home a curriculum overview, to share our topic and vision with parents and carers.
If you would like to find out more information about our curriculum in Reception or Key Stage One, please contact the school office to make an appointment.