In April 2014 we hosted Chris Quigley training around the new curriculum and the staff have subsequently designed our new creative and inspiring curriculum around this.
We are a skills based school and the classes designed our own skills square which evidences the skills we are focusing on as a school. Each term the children work to evidence their progress in using and applying these skils. The children are very aware of all the skills required to be a good learner and they refer to them when discussing their learning. Over the course of a term they can collect stickers for each skill and receive, in our achievement assembly on Friday mornings, their Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum award. As this is new to the school, in January 2015, we have slightly changed the number of stickers so they are challenging but achievable.
- Bronze – 3 stickers (over any of the skills)
- Silver – 15 stickers(over any of the skills)
- Gold – 24 stickers (all skills covered)
- Platinum – Silver in Autumn ’14 and Gold in Spring & Summer ‘15
The Platinum award will be something exciting at the end of the year as it will take a lot of hard work and determination to achieve.
We have worked together to come up with Featherstone Wood's Characteristics of a learner and all the children are working towards becoming independent in these. Please click below to see how these skills develop accross the key stages.
Please click below for the coverage per year group.
Our chosen winners have all made the most progress in their writing:
At the end of the Autumn term all year 6 children were entered into a Mini-Saga competition. They had to write a mini saga that contained 100 words, a beginning, a middle and an end all about an imaginary crazy creature.
We are extremely proud to say that 10 of our children have had their story selected for publishing. They are Chanoi, Lois,Courtney, Kurtis, Sufwana, Ryan M, Amey, Jamila, Olivia and Frankie.
BBC radio 2 are holding a writing competition: