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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, with many of the lessons grounded in a unit or theme.  We see a thematic approach as an effective curriculum style placing the learning into context; allowing pupils to have more input and say into what is being learned. Within the theme teachers produce knowledge organisers, this ensures that pupils are aware of subjects in their own right, as well as being able to make links with other subjects and prior learning.

 

Pupils are encouraged to participate in music, art, drama, singing and as many sports as possible.  All pupils in Key Stage tow have a weekly music lessons and perform 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 even the local garden allotments.

 

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 may need to be independent in their school career and lifelong learners.

 

Outdoor learning is a key theme in our school and every child has at least one outdoor learning session a week.  This takes place in our outdoor learing area, ampitheatre, pond area or parish allotment.  we have a dedicated teacher who leads out outdoor learning curriculum.

 

We know it is essential that children feel secure, safe and valued.  We start the support and introduction 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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