St Philip's C of E Aided Primary School

Achieving Together

2 Vinery Way, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 3DR

01223 508 707

office@stphilips.cambs.sch.uk

Learning

Foundation Stage

In the Early Years Foundation Stage, good teaching and the good support from the Nursery Nurses and teaching assistants make sure that the children make a good start to their education. Routines and expectations are established at this early stage, together with an enjoyment of learning, and these provide a basis for continued good progress throughout the school. (Ofsted July 2014)

Our Nursery and Reception classes provide a secure, friendly, stimulating environment where your child will develop self-confidence and self-esteem. Through play, children learn, develop and come to a greater understanding of the world about them. We offer opportunities for many different kinds of learning, both indoors and outside, to help children develop their physical, intellectual, emotional and social abilities.

All the children follow a curriculum based on seven areas of learning:

Three prime areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Communication and Language

  • Physical Development

Four specific areas

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding of the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design

 “The teachers are fun and make jokes.”

 

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

Teachers plan lessons that the pupils enjoy and find interesting and so they sustain their concentration. Classroom displays are stimulating, attractive and informative and teachers and pupils refer to them to aid their learning. (Ofsted July 2014)

“I love science because we get to find things out for ourselves and do experiments.”

We teach children a core curriculum (English, Mathematics and Science, as well as Religious Education) and the foundation subjects of Art, Geography, History, Music, Physical Education (PE), Design and Technology and Information Communication Technology. French is taught as our modern foreign language (MFL) in Key Stage 2. 

Many of the foundation subjects are linked together and taught through carefully planned topic work. Each subject is taught through a programme of work designed to ensure continuity and progression, as well as encouraging pupils to respond creatively.

We have an ICT suite with 18 computers including 3 with touchscreens, and a bank of 15 laptops that are available for use in the classrooms. Each class has at least one lesson in the suite each week. All classrooms also have interactive whiteboards which are connected to the Internet and also give the pupils access to a wide range of software.