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Inspire, Aspire, Achieve

At Wrenbury Primary School, we offer a broad, balanced and rich curriculum alongside opportunities to inspire a love of learning and promote life long learning.

We aspire for our children to make a positive difference in our school, our local and wider community.

We want our children to achieve their potential.
A Ask questions
C Concentrate and challenge themselves
H Help each other
I Improve their work to make it even better
E Engage with their learning
V Value their work, make it the best it can be
E Explore, think more deeply

We follow the new national curriculum 2014.
You can see the curriculum for this year in the attached documents at the bottom of this page

Each Base follows a termly 'Learning Journey', a whole school theme.
This year's whole school themes are:
Autumn term — Time travellers
Spring term — What would we do without books?
Summer term — Around the World

Last year's themes were:
Autumn term — Into the Forest,
Spring term — Journeys
Summer term — Global communities

Each Base themes their cross curricula learning around a quality text, supplemented with lots of other quality literature including non-fiction and poetry.

You can find out more in the attachments on each Base's home page.

In addition to the class planned learning, all our children from Reception to Y6 receive a weekly French lesson, taught by Madame Sharpe, an experienced French teacher. We are very proud that by the end of year 6, our children are confident to perform in French at Brine Leas Academy on their Inter-house Language Competition.

Specialist teaching in music is offered through Music for life. We currently have children learning to play the keyboard, piano, violin and guitar. Through 'Wider Opportunities', Base 3 (Y3/4) will all have a term of brass tuition during the autumn term. We take part in the annual NEP Schoolsfest schools' choir.

We celebrate the musical talents and learning across school in a Music Assembly held in the Summer term.

We take part in Fun in a Field for a Fiver (a community music event) in June each year.

Last year (2016-17) our Y3 and Y6 children took part in Love Music Trust's Massed Choir and performed 'Popera' in March.

Our Year 5 and 6 children have learned to play a brass instrument through Wider Opportunities in the Autumn Term 2016.

School has been successful in sporting competitions. We endeavour to offer a range of sporting clubs and plan the curriculum so that we can compete against other schools in the Crewe and Nantwich Schools Sports Partnership. We encourage all our children to participate in sport and field teams of both skilled and enthusiastic pupils so that everyone has a chance to compete. We promote all sporting opportunities through the website. We run a range of sporting extra-curricular activities across the year including football, netball and athletics.

We have recently received GOLD in the Sainsbury's Sports Award. We encourage our children to enjoy sport as a competitive activity and/or for their healthy well-being.

All KS2 children receive a course of swimming lessons each year to ensure they are proficient swimmers by the end of primary school.

We take our older children on a residential to experience a wide range of activities including climbing, abseiling, zip-wire, giant chair, raft building and canoeing as well as team building and team challenges.

We invite specialists into school to support our art teaching and learning.

We endeavour to offer our children a range of clubs across the year that will inspire them to take part; in the past year we have held sporting, wildlife, gardening, craft, cookery and writing clubs. this term we are offering sporting (football, netball, cross-country), art, music and choir, construction, cross-stitch and a board games club.

We also offer tennis and gymnastics through external providers.

We have visitors to school who give our children an insight into the lives of others, we fund-raise, we take an active role in our local community and we learn about the wider world. This year, we have joined the Global Learning Partnership. In Year 6, children take on roles and responsibilities in school, they lead the Y6 Assembly and they buddy up with our new starters to help them settle in and are their reading buddies for the year. Children in Y5/6 are able to put themselves forward for our School Council. We offer the opportunity for our more able to take part in special event days with children from other school settings. Our children know that each and everyone of them matters. We have good links with the doctor's surgery and Rev Alison at St Margaret's Church in the village as well as Wrenbury Nursing Home and Broomhall and Sound Chapel.

We teach our children how to be and keep safe in school, on line and out in our community and how to be pro-active in evaluating risks for themselves. We provide the opportunity for our children to chat to PCSOs Sharon and PC Nikki during lunchtime drop-ins or coffee stops. Our staff host weekly Well-being Lunch Clubs for all our children from Y1-6. We give our children a voice. Our school is a rural hub and we host a monthly Community Coffee Stop in order to provide our parents and carers with first hand advice that will support our families and children: Children's Centre support and advice, health visitors, dental health, the library service, Nantwich Food Bank, Life Links. Our school is part of the Cheshire East Emotionally Healthy Schools programme from September 2017.