Learning at Frenchwood
Who we are...
Our motto, The Frenchwood Family - Together We Grow, expresses the strength of our community and our determination to offer the best opportunities for our children to achieve success.
What we are about...
Our caring and talented staff teach the skills our children need to become responsible, resilient members of our community. We also help them to develop an understanding of our rapidly changing world and the confidence to believe that they can achieve their full potential.
Our children learn to read using the Read Write Inc scheme. English and Maths lessons are timetabled to take place daily in the morning, and other subjects are taught throughout the week, some linked to a theme, others as standalone lessons.
We aim to create classes that are balanced in respect of age, gender and ability. Our Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2 classes have mixed age groups (N/R, 1/2, 3/4), enabling pupils to spend two years with the same class teacher. This reduces the number of transitions within a school career, which is particularly supportive of pupils who join school later than Foundation Stage, are newly arrived from overseas or have additional needs, e.g. attachment disorder, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders.
The National Curriculum
Pupils in KS1 and KS2 are expected to learn the core and foundation subjects below (click the links to see the programmes of study).
- Art and design
- Computing (there's also DfE guidance on teaching online safety within this and other subjects)
- Design and technology
- Physical education (PE) (including swimming lessons in either KS1 or KS2)
- Foreign languages (for KS2 pupils only)
We also follow the Lancashire scheme of work for Religious Education.