INSPIRE, ASPIRE, ACHIEVE
At Wrenbury Primary School, we offer a broad, balanced and rich curriculum alongside opportunities to INSPIRE a love of learning, to promote life long learning and a sense of belonging.
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 by learning to learn. We do this by teaching our children how to be learners using ACHIEVE, bespoke to our school.
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 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', through a whole school theme. Despite the broad title given to each term's theme, there is careful thought and rigorous planning to underpin and ensure that the children are developing and deepening their knowledge, skills and understanding as they progress through the primary years.
2018-19's whole school themes were:
Autumn term: War and Peace
Spring Term: Water
Summer Term: Around the World — The African Continent linking to our Kenyan school link
2017-18's themes were:
Autumn term — Time Travellers
Spring term — What would we do without books?
Summer term — Around the World
2016-17 themes were:
Autumn term — Into the Forest,
Spring term — Journeys
Summer term — Global communities
Each Base centres their term's learning around a quality text, supplemented with lots of other quality literature including non-fiction and poetry. The children learn key skills, knowledge and understanding in the different subjects that make up our curriculum but with an understanding that there are elements from different subjects that are often needed to be pulled together when acquiring new knowledge and understanding. As John Muir pointed out: "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe."
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 a second language.
In addition to the planned music lessons in school, specialist teaching in music is offered through Music for Life for those who wish to buy lessons. We currently have children learning to play the keyboard, piano, violin and guitar.
Through 'Wider Opportunities', Y3 receive a term of brass tuition during the autumn term and showcase their learning at an end of term concert for their parents/carers. All our KS2 classes have benefited from Brass tuition.
The school takes part in the annual NEP Schoolsfest schools' choir.
We participate in Wrenbury's annual Fun in a Field for a Fiver (a community music event) in June each year which provides the opportunity for our children to perform to a wider audience
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 and offer taster sessions to encourage children to take up different sports. We run a range of sporting extra-curricular activities across the year including football, netball, tennis and athletics and more recently Maypole Dancing.
We have achieved GOLD Sainsbury's Sports Award for the last THREE academic years. 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 and, as they become more skilled, they learn life saving skills.
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 teaching and learning in art.
We endeavour to offer our children a range of clubs across the year that will inspire them to take part; in the past twelve months staff, parents and Sportscape have offered sport (Didi Rugby; athletics; ; multi-skills activity; tennis; boot-camp; football and Maypole Dancing), outdoor learning (wildlife and gardening) and problem solving (Task Master) and learning (Y6) alongside opportunities through The Nest, our OOSC.
A SENSE of BELONGING
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. In 2017-18, we joined the Global Learning Partnership. In 2018-19, we made links with a school in Kenya. In Year 6, children take on roles and responsibilities in school; they lead the Y6 Friday Assembly, two children ably lead the weekly News Assembly and Y6 buddy up with our new starters to help them settle in and are their reading buddies for the year. 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 are members of Wrenbury's Compassionate Communities. We have very good links with the doctor's surgery, Rev Alison and the church community at St Margaret's Church in the village, the village of Marbury through Rev Veronica as well as Wrenbury Nursing Home and Broomhall and Sound Chapel.
A SENSE of WELL BEING
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 PCSO Sharon and PC Nikki during lunchtime drop-ins and a chance for our parents to do the same at after school drop ins. Online Safety workshops are offered annually to all parents in the NEP schools through PC Amy Fletcher. We work closely with Wrenbury Surgery and the school has been awarded the NHS SILVER Self-Care Award. The children take part in Wrenbury Walks. Our staff host weekly Well-being Lunch Clubs for all our children from YR-6. We give our children a voice. Our school is part of the Cheshire East Emotionally Healthy Schools programme.