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Welcome to Coltishall Primary School!

 

I am very pleased to have this opportunity to introduce you to our bright, happy and successful school.

 

At Coltishall Primary School you will see we are a very friendly and thriving school.  Our talented and dedicated staff works closely with a strong Governing Body and an invaluable Friends Association, to make our school a most special and happy environment to learn, grow and play; one full of challenge, success and celebration.

 

Our pupils experience a balanced and very well taught curriculum, subjects are taught separately, with each unit having a key question.  We see a discrete subject approach as an effective curriculum style, connections are still made within and across subjects where they are relevant and authentic. For each unit/key question, teachers produce knowledge organisers.  Our knowledge organisers ensure that pupils are aware of subjects in their own right, the learning intentions of each unit, as well as providing links prior learning.

 

Pupils are encouraged to participate in music, art, drama, singing and as many sports as possible.  All pupils in Key Stage two have a weekly music lessons and the school orchestra performs twice a year in school concerts.  All pupils should have these opportunities and we believe that they should aim to do them to the best of their abilities. We also love taking trips outside of school, to museums, historic sites, residential visits and make very good use of our parish allotment.

 

By actively encouraging a close relationship between staff, parents and their children, we provide a wonderful learning environment for each individual to develop academically and socially and learn the many skills they need to be independent in their school career and as lifelong learners.

 

Outdoor learning is a key theme in our school and every child has timetabled outdoor learning session every term.  These sessions takes place in our outdoor learing area, ampitheatre, pond area or parish allotment.  We have a dedicated teacher who leads our outdoor learning curriculum.  Our outdorr learning progression map futher supports objectives in other subject such as science and design technology.

 

We know it is essential that children feel secure, safe and valued.  We start the support and introduction for reception pupils even before the children start at our school, through a carefully planned induction process with our feeder schools.  Children joining us at other points of their school career are welcomed into a Buddy Group and great care is taken to ensure a smooth and happy transition.

 

If you have any comments about what we do well or suggestions about what we could do better, please do not hesitate to tell us or, even better, call in.

 

Dan Mckeown

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