In our Primary School, the academic curriculum is geared to Key Stage 2. We employ high quality teaching to constantly build upon your child's chance of success. As each pupil is looked upon as an individual, the curriculum is not set in stone but is planned around the needs and potential of each individual in Years 4 to 6.
Programmes of Study for Primary
- English & Literacy
- Mathematics & Numeracy
- Religious Education
- Personal, Social and Health Education and Social, Emotional Aspects of Learning
- Modern Foreign Languages
- PE & Games
- Design Technology
- Information Technology
- Forest Schools
A range of after school Enrichment Activities and trips complement the daily curriculum. These may vary from term to term.
Most subjects are taught by class teachers in the Primary area. Art, DT and SEAL are currently taught by staff in our Secondary School, enabling the pupils to get a taste of life in the main school.
Our School Day
The school day is planned to best provide for the individual needs of the pupils. Lessons are divided into small units of work, visuals are used throughout and there are frequent exercise and sensory breaks. Timers allow the pupils to know how long they have to focus and task sheets inform the pupils about the content of each session. We base work around individual interests where possible and try hard to encourage independence within each lesson.
Whole class teaching happens around a group table and individual work is carried out in our 'work stations,' allowing the pupils to remain focused and free from distractions. Each pupil has their own daily visual timetable and tray; and box systems allow the pupils to keep track of their work and equipment.
For more information on our Learning Support, please see our section here.
Reports and Parents' Evenings
All parents are invited to parents evenings during the Autumn and Summer Terms, however there is always the chance to liase with teachers informally at the end of each school day. There is also the opportunity to meet staff from our Secondary School at 3.30pm each Friday over a cup of tea. At Slindon we welcome parents’ involvement in their son's education and invite you to phone or use our Portal emailing system if you would like to meet with a member of staff at any other time.
Comprehensive reports are produced at the end of the Autumn and Summer terms.