At Storrington Primary School, we believe that teaching subject knowledge and skills as part of a broad and balanced topic based curriculum allows pupils to make useful links between areas of learning, and to consolidate skills. Our curriculum consists of creative topics which include the statutory elements of the National Curriculum, linked through quality written texts. Learners are offered a wide range of experiences to extend their understanding of themselves and the world in which they live. Skills, attitudes and values are developed to prepare the children for the next stage of learning, and enable them to be confident and caring members of the community.
Our aim is for children to leave us at the end of Year 6 as confident, caring and creative learners who SHINE - succeed, are happy, independent, never give up and excel. This section gives more information on the curriculum we follow through the school. Planning for each year group is published half-termly and we hold regular information events for parents and carers.
''...my daughter is very proud of what she has achieved and the progress she has made' parent comment 2017
Topic information for each year group can be found in the Class information under Children's Section.
Reception - we held Phonics, Reading, Writing and Maths workshops during the Autumn Term. The workshop handouts have been sent to all parents, please speak to the Class Teachers if you would like any more information.
Policies referring to the curriculum eg science, marking and presentation can all be found on the policies page under About Us and give detailed information about specific curriculum areas. These are reviewed regularly by staff and governors.
Reading and Phonics
We follow the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc programme for phonics.
Installing a love of reading is a key aim of the school. As well as daily phonics sessions we take every opportunity to celebrate and enjoy books. From World Book Day to themed weeks, author visits, half termly reading assemblies and poetry days we use rich texts as the focus for our learning across the curriculum. During Drop Everything and Read time (DEAR time) our older children also buddy up with younger peers to spend time exploring and enjoying stories together. We want all of our children to see themselves as readers and writers. Our well equipped library and class book corners provide our children with a wealth of texts to lose themselves in.
Love Reading Leaflet
Computing and Staying Safe Online
The following websites are very useful to learn more about computing
The West Sussex Safeguard Childrens Board (WSSCB) has information and advice for parents on a range of issues including cyber bullying and online abuse as well as what do to if you are concerned about the wellbeing of a child or young person.