Whilst we place a large emphasis on teaching children the basics of reading, writing and mathematics, we also do all we can to make learning exciting and fun. We make links across subjects and enhance our curriculum with visits and visitors and with learning outdoors.
At Pear Tree Mead we believe in educating all children inclusively and developing them as rounded individuals: academically, socially and emotionally. This is in line with the government’s initiative of “Every Child Matters”.
We are continuing to develop a creative and stimulating curriculum to meet the needs of the children at the school.
To view our Teaching and Learning policy in full, you can click on the link here.
Pre-School, Nursery and Reception
In the pre-school, nursery and reception classes we work towards the goals for the foundation stage. Using carefully planned play and activities we teach the children skills in:
Key Stage One and Two
In key stage one and two we teach children the National Curriculum as set down by the government and RE (religious education) as set down by Essex. We deliver this curriculum through “experiences” which combines a range of subject skills and knowledge to produce an end product which is often shared with parents or other children in the school. Lessons often take place outside including in the Woodland School, field, allotment and around the pond area. You may find that your children are now learning many things at primary school which, when you were at school, were not covered until much later. You can help be talking to your child about work at school at helping them find out more from the library or internet.
Pupils will be set homework throughout their time in school. Much of this is based around fun practical activities to make learning enjoyable. Regular reading and learning spellings and tables will also be expected. As they grow older more independent research will be set. We would like you to be an active supporter of homework. You could help them access resources i.e. books, internet, craft materials etc. If you are unsure what your child has to do or it looks different from when you were at school please come in and speak to the teacher or teacher assistant.
In this Section
- Design and Technology
- Modern Foreign Language
- PE and Sport
- Religious Education