At Herne Bay Infant School and Seashells Nursery, we aim to meet the needs of all pupils by providing a broad and balanced curriculum with lots of opportunities for first-hand experiences. We strongly believe that all children learn best when they are given the opportunity to practically experience their learning, which is why good quality Learning Through Play is at the heart of our curriculum.
We strive for all children to reach their own individual potential and build upon their strengths. The teachers at our school adapt the National Curriculum goals to suit each cohort of children and to ensure the children are inspired by their termly connecters. Our connecters are the key questions the children will be learning about each term, for example ‘Why are people famous?’ The children will have the chance to explore and investigate these questions through a variety of subjects so that they can apply their skills in a range of situations.
At the beginning of each term, the children receive a Knowledge Organiser which tells them what they will be finding out about that term. This can then be shared at home with families so that parents can support children in their learning and create links between school and home. The Knowledge Organisers also include key vocabulary which the children will be exposed to over the topic.
As well as teaching the expectations of the National Curriculum, we also have school values which underpin everything we do at school and nursery; Learning, Kindness, Perseverance, Responsibility and Co-operation. In every part of the school, we live out and promote these values to ensure our pupils make educated decisions and become independent, confident learners who are well prepared for the next stage in life.