WOW!! What a day!! Our A Team were crowned County CHAMPIONS and our B Team Runners-Up in the Tyne and Wear Dodgeball Finals, held at Tyne Met College today.
The 20 players from Y5&6 were tremendous throughout the day, with the A Team undefeated and the B Team only losing to their counterparts.
The A Team now progresses to the NATIONAL FINALS to be held in Stoke in June!!!
Simply OUTSTANDING, what an achievement for our children and school. To be part of the final 20 schools in the country is tremendous.
Congratulations to both teams who played with great skill, determination and a good sporting attitude too. Their hard work and practice for many weeks certainly has paid off.
I’m personally extremely proud of them all. Lots more practice ahead for our winning team too!
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Intent, Implementation and Impact
At Stanhope Primary School, it is our intent that all pupils, regardless of background and ability, have access to a broad and balanced science curriculum. Through the delivery of learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed, it is our intent that:
All pupils at Stanhope Primary School have access to high-quality Science teaching, delivered by staff. The teaching of Science at Stanhope Primary School is implemented in the following ways:
Early Years Foundation Stage:
Key Stage 1:
All of the children are taught the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the programme of study content:
Lower Key Stage 2:
Children are given the opportunity to broaden their scientific view of the world around them. Children are taught the following practical methods scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the programme of study content:
Upper Key Stage 2:
The principal focus of teaching science in upper key stage 2 is to enable children to develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas. Children are taught the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the programme of study content:
We meet National Curriculum expectations for Science through a coherent scheme of study that is progressive throughout the school, and ensures there is a focus on knowledge and skills. Throughout their time in school, pupils are supported to develop a secure understanding of each block of key knowledge and concepts before progressing onto the next stage and this is documented in the progression document. Pupils’ learning is directed towards specifically identified end points in the scheme of study and opportunities to assess and revisit and assimilate learning into pupils’ long term memory are provided. There are opportunities to observe processes and natural phenomena in the forest school and outdoor environment. All children are provided with the opportunity to participate in scientific experiments.
Key stage 2 pupils have the opportunity to participate in a “Science Fair” in school and share their work with teachers and parents.
Key Stage 1 pupils have the opportunity to attend Science Club at designated time throughout the school year.
At Stanhope Primary School we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
English – Reading
Intent, Implementation and Impact
At Stanhope Primary School, we believe that Reading is a fundamental aspect of our curriculum. We believe that Reading is the key to success and is a lifelong skill to succeed in life. At Stanhope, we promote a love for learning in order to encourage children to take interest in reading a variety of books.
Throughout their time at school, pupils develop and expand their comprehension skills whilst becoming fluent readers. We expect our pupils to read both fluently and widely and encourage all children to express their thoughts and opinions. At school, pupils have access to a wide range of text types and genres from a variety of authors and can independently select their books for pleasure.
At Stanhope Primary School, we teach daily phonics using the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme in order to build important foundations for lifelong readers. The teaching of phonics is a high priority within Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Key Stage One (KS1).
In Nursery, our children begin to develop their listening skills and start to discriminate between sounds, recognising rhythm and rhyme.
In Reception, our children are introduced to Set 1 sounds following our RWI programme. As they progress to Year 1, the children are taught both Set 2 and Set 3 sounds. Every day, staff systematically teach pupils the relationship between sounds and spelling patterns.
All pupils within KS1 and children in KS2, who require further support in phonics, are taught in groups, which are determined by termly RWI assessments. Children within KS1 and KS2 may also receive targeted interventions weekly in order to ‘keep up’.
In order to develop fluency in Reading, each child in EYFS receive weekly Reading books. Pupils within KS1 as well as those children in KS2, who are accessing daily RWI sessions, all receive a copy of the RWI phonics book they have been reading in their sessions as well as a corresponding RWI Book Bag Book.
Children with KS2 have access to a wide range of books all banded to show progression. The children have access to Oxford Reading Tree, TreeTops, Project-X and Songbirds.
From Year 2 to Year 6, pupils use both Accelerated Reader and myON to support every child to become independent fluent readers. The children have access to a wide variety of books within the different ZPD bands. Every half term, the children complete a STAR Reading Test in order to obtain their current ZPD level. Pupils can independently select a book within their ZPD.
At Stanhope Primary School, we always encourage a love of reading through our classroom libraries and main school library. We participate in special events each academic year including Roald Dahl Day, World Book Day as well as Book Fair and Book Clubs.
At Stanhope Primary School, we expect our students to leave at the end of Year 6 with excellent communication skills that they can transfer into secondary school and later life.
It is important that children achieve through enthusiasm and engagement as well as attainment and progress. Regardless of each child’s starting points, we provide endless opportunities to develop their speaking and listening skills as well as their thinking and problem solving.
At the end of primary school, we hope that all children are enthusiastic about reading. We expect all pupils to read fluently across a wide range of genres including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
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