In-School Daily Learning ToolsAdvice and resources for the children to stay up to date with their homework.
“The school’s ‘BASICS’ philosophy encourages a sense of ‘belonging, aspiration, success, identity, challenge and safety’, which, in turn, underpins the promotion of pupils’ social, moral, spiritual, and cultural development.”
- OFSTED Report 2012
Building Learning Power
“Since we cannot know what knowledge will be needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead our job must be to turn out young people who love learning so much, and who learn so well, that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned.”
- John Holt
The BIG Write
Big Writing is a writing lesson that allows pupils to review their skills in writing and apply their skills independently by writing a range of text types.
Big Writing lessons take place across the curriculum to encourage pupils to use their writing skills all the time. During Big Writing, pupils use ideas from discussions they have had in class, but also from discussions they have had at home.
The idea is that pupils already have lots of ideas to include in their writing, so that they can focus on the skills required to write accurately.
The BIG Talk
Give your child a rich language experience by making use of everyday situations and sharing stories, rhymes and poems.
Be a good language model: speak to your child in the language that you feel most comfortable with. It is the quality of interaction that is important, it doesn’t matter which language you use.
When reading with your child at home encourage them to use picture clues to work out new words.
Talk about the what’s happening in the pictures and discuss what might happen at the end.
myUSO is a website where teachers in USO-subscribing schools can create and manage sets of links/bookmarks for their pupils. When pupils log in they see only the links/bookmarks intended for them and can easily access the pre-configured educational resources. The Early Years Login feature provides a simplified login process for pupils in Year 6 and below.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. The beginning of your children’s education.
Key Stage 1 is the legal term for the two years of schooling in maintained schools in England and Wales normally known as Year 1 and Year 2, when pupils are aged between 5 and 7.
Key Stage 2 is the legal term for the four years of schooling in maintained schools in England and Wales normally known as Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 & Year 6, when pupils are aged between 7 and 11.
The Transition from Primary to Secondary / Grammar or Private Schooling. Suggested methods and preparation for your child’s journey to the next stage of his or hers education.