- Head of School: Mrs Maxine Newbury
- Tel: 01429 274711
Mathematics is all about patterns and relationships. At Golden Flatts Primary School, we understand the importance of equipping children with the knowledge and understanding to make sense of these patterns in order to become confident and fluent mathematicians. Our curriculum aims to develop a culture of deepening understanding and building resilient mathematicians who relish challenge.
Read Write Inc.
Read Write Inc provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching phonics. Beginning in Nursery, children learn the first 30 sounds in short daily sessions. By the end of Reception, children can read storybooks and non-fiction books with increasing fluency and expression. By the end of Year 1 the programme aims to develop their skills further so they accurate and speedy readers who are ready to access Literacy and Language.
We aim to give every child a deep understanding of what they are reading by expressly teaching them the higher order skills of reading once their decoding is secure. This then allows children to become confident and enthusiastic writers and articulate speakers who can justify their answers and eventually debate questions with confidence.
We deliver our foundation subject curriculum via a thematic approach. We believe that children learn best when their interests are allowed to flourish and they are encouraged to explore subjects in a variety of ways. Each stage of the teaching and learning process allows our teachers to bring learning to life for the children and allow them to learn and respond in a variety of ways. Using this approach, there are four ‘Cornerstones’ of learning;
Each topic begins with a memorable first-hand experience to ‘hook’ the children in to their learning and encouraging engagement by beginning questioning process.
Children are then encouraged to improve their knowledge and understanding by being given the opportunity to practice skills, explore, make and do.
Applying skills and knowledge in real-life contexts is an integral part of the internalisation of learning. Children solve real or imagined problems and gain inspiration from creative activities.
By this point children have become experts and use this to then share what they have learned. They can link their learning back to their starting points and share and celebrate their achievements.
As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. Nelson Mandela