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Development Plan update

Posted: 9th May 2014

The first of our Parent Review Committee Meetings was held on 28th April, providing a progress update on Skippers Hill’s two year development plan.

Key areas of development currently in progress are as follows:

Woodland Experience
Early Years are now making regular use of the completed willow tunnel and stumpy seats. Woodland Experience sessions continue to be integrated into the curriculum further up the school.

Mathematics
The 2014 curriculum places an increased focus on mental maths with key targets in each of the key stages. In order to enhance mental maths at Skippers, a whole school practice programme will be adopted, supporting progress and discussion of strengths and areas for improvement, from Year 1 to Year 6.

A new school-wide scheme will also be introduced offering strong learning, teaching and assessing frameworks from Reception to Year 6. This new scheme based on the 2014 National Curriculum, is designed to inspire learners of all abilities.

Thematic Learning
Key Stage 1 teachers have been working on theme ideas for cross-curricular units, which will be introduced in Years 1 and 2, in September. The aim of these will be to support children in making connections between different aspects of their learning and to enhance imaginative teaching and learning methods.

Year 7 mentoring programme
A new mentoring programme is being trialled with Year 7 this term. The aim is to involve the pupils in their own learning, setting their own targets and helping to make them more independent learners.

Read more about the two year development plan here

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