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Our Curriculum

We have embedded the National Curriculum, introduced in 2014, across our schools and staff work hard to give children learning opportunities that challenge and inspire them to reach their full potential.  We have specialist teachers visiting the school each week to support our music, art, French and PE curriculum and to provide additional enrichment clubs in sport and music.

Throughout the year we celebrate and share our sporting and creative skills.

Sports Week

We love our sports week which a whole week dedicated to sport.  During the week all children from Nursery to Year Six have numerous opportunities to try out new sports such as hurling, pillow polo, caving, bmx biking, archery, ultimate frisbee and Bollywood Dancing. We are also lucky enough to have assemblies and training sessions run by professional athletes such as Zinzan Brooke (New Zealand Rugby Union Footballer), Ian Rose (Paralympian Judo Medallist) and Rachel Burford (Ladies England Rugby). 
    

Creative Arts Week

During our creative arts week we dedicate our learning time to exploring the arts. We create large pieces of art work which display throughout the school and put on musical concerts for our parents. The Year 4 Rock Band showcase their skills and we finish the week with a carnival. Parents and family members enjoy sitting out on the grounds while all the children in the school sing, dance and perform.  Our Year 5 and 6 children, who have had steel pan lessons throughout the year, play for the carnival. While the staff and children love dressing up in bright carnival clothes, dancing around waving their glow sticks  and blowing their whistles this is not compulsory!

Details of the National Curriculum your child will be following can be found through clicking here

Half termly curriculum letters are available to download on the relevant Year Group page.

 There have also been changes to the assessment arrangements and more details of this can be found below.

Successful learning relies on excellent communication between children, parents/carers and staff.  If you have any concerns please make an appointment to see your child's teacher.

News!

  • Severe Weather Information

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  • School Closed Today

    Due to adverse weather conditions Calcot Schools are closed Friday 1st February. Stay safe.

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  • Young Carer's Awareness Day 2019

    On the 31st January is Young Carer's Awareness Day.  Current figures are that 1 in 5 secondary children have a caring role.  The figures are 1 in 10 for children under the age of 10.

    A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. They will do many tasks like:

    Practical tasks, such as cooking, housework or shopping.

    Physical care, such as helping someone out of bed.

    Emotional support, such as talking to someone who is distressed.

    Personal care, such as helping someone dress.

    Managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions.

    Helping to give medicine.

    Helping someone communicate.

    Looking after brothers and sisters.

     If you would like more information as to how to help a young carer. Please click on the link below.

    West Berkshire Young Carers website

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