Talbot House Primary

 

At Talbot House School our Primary department is split over 2 areas.   We have a KS2 department for pupils in Year 3 to year 6 and a nurture group for our younger pupils and for those who are not quite ready to move up in to KS2.

Creative Curriculum

 

Talbot House Primary provides a rich and diverse Creative Curriculum for pupils.  From Foundation through to Year 6, pupils follow a half termly or termly theme which incorporates all of the National Curriculum requirements.   We aim to equip our children with transferable life skills as well as knowledge, so an emphasis is given on promoting a resilient and responsible attitude toward learning and lessons are crafted to be motivating and encourage participation.  

Follow the link to see the yearly Creative Curriculum plan for Nurture Group and KS2.

 

Reading and Writing

 

Reading and writing are taught throughout Primary using guidance from the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

Children in Primary have a daily reading/writing lesson which will often link to the current Creative Curriculum theme.   Children also have weekly spelling, punctuation and grammar lessons to enable them to learn specific skills.   Children are given the opportunity to develop their skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening not just in English lessons but across the curriculum.

Phonics is taught daily across Primary using Letters and Sounds and Phonics Play. 

Maths

 

Maths is taught daily using Kangaroo Maths.   Pupils will also use and apply their maths knowledge across the curriculum.

 

Outdoor Learning

 

Pupils have outdoor learning sessions each week which involve den building, scavenger hunts, making bug hotels and gardening.     Pupils in the nurture group have an outside mud kitchen which they love getting messy in.  As well as the core subjects our children in the nurture group have a continuous provision of construction, role play, sand and water and small world environments.