We have 7 classes at Tatworth from Reception to Year 6. Each class has approximately 30 children.
We offer a very broad curriculum with a particular emphasis on:
• Encouraging cooperation.
• Encouraging open discussion in the class.
• Encouraging the children to be as active as possible.
• Literacy and developing a love of books.
• Developing excellent maths skills.
Each half term Years 1-6 have two Focus Days when the rest of the curriculum is set aside. This allows each class teacher to teach either a Geography, History or RE unit of work. The aim of the work is to inspire and excite the children. Written work will often develop out of this work which will then be followed up in the next three weeks literacy work.
Mornings are set aside primarily for English and Maths. Written work is taught at this time and every three weeks the children will learn and write either a fiction or non-fiction text. PE and Science are also taught in the mornings and every morning the children participate in a ‘Daily Mile Run.’ Science is either taught by the class teacher or our science specialist teacher, Mr Pavey.
Two afternoons are set aside for Arts or Activities. In Arts Afternoons the children are taught half termly units of CDT, Art or Music. In Activity afternoons the KS2 children choose between participating in a sports fixture or Forest School (a range of outdoor activities). The PE department work very hard to arrange a calendar of termly sports events throughout the year. This gives our children the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports teams including: hockey; cricket; rounders; football and netball.
KS1 childen either do PE or Forest School. Forest School is run by fully trained teachers who lead a small group of children in a wide range of different outdoor activities which includes safe use of tools, making fires, planting and nature work.
The children have swimming lessons during Spring and Summer terms. Parents are asked to make a small contribution towards the cost of providing swimming lessons.
The other three afternoons are set aside for reading comprehension work. Which, as well as improving children’s understanding of what they have read, most importantly develops a love of reading.
Special Educational Needs
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We use a maths scheme called ‘Maths No Problem’ which is based on a Singaporean approach to teaching maths. Singapore has the highest standards of maths achievement in the world in international comparisons.
We use a wide range of different reading schemes which have been ‘banded’ so that books with a similar ‘reading age’ are brought together in one box so that we can more easily match the right book to your child.
In September 2017 Read/Write Inc, a literacy scheme, will be introduced to Reception and Year 1 children. By the end of Year 1 children will be expected to be reading fluently and expressively and to be independent readers.
Music has a strong tradition at Tatworth. We offer tuition in the following: singing; piano; violin; guitar; recorder; flute; clarinet; saxophone; brass instruments and drums. Should there be sufficient interest we would be prepared to extend this list. For further information please click here.
School Games Mark
We have been awarded the Gold Mark in recognition of our commitment to the development of competition across the school. To access the Games Mark site and see our students in action click here. In addition to competing at school our PE department actively encourage our children to join local clubs, including Chard Hockey Club, Chard Tennis Club, Chard Rugby Club and Chard Cricket Club.
Should you require further information on the curriculum, please ask the Headteacher.
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