Sampford Peverell Church of England Primary School has 5 distinct classrooms which house a nursery, reception and three further mixed age class: year 1 and 2, year 3 and 4 and year 5 and 6. Each year the name of the class is decided by the topic for the autumn term. This is to provide the children with a sense of belonging to a team and to enable them to make decisions relating to their class which impacts upon the school as a whole. This autumn the theme is 'Sampford on Tour!'
Nursery: The Globetrotters!
Teacher: Miss Bev Taylor
Reception: The Backpack Explorers!
Teacher: Mrs Katherine Bovingdon
In First Steps we learn through a play based approach and the children are encouraged to learn through their interests. We provide a variety of learning spaces both inside and outside that develop all the fundamental aspects that children need to develop throughout their first schooling year. We discreetly teach phonics, reading, handwriting and maths basic skills. We encourage children to use enquiry and develop speaking, listening and social skills. Throughout the children’s first year the children are given access to the environment and technology in a variety of ways that are appropriate to their development.
We use letters and sounds to teach phonics daily. We teach reading daily through whole class teaching, small groups and individually.
Key Stage 1: The Rainbow Sky Adventurers!
Teacher: Miss Emma Barrett
Year 1 and 2
The curriculum follows a theme each term, which is carefully planned to cover the National Curriculum and to meet the requirements of the locally agreed syllabus for RE. All subjects of the national curriculum are taught through the theme as far as possible.
Lower Key Stage 2: The Jetsetters!
Teacher: Mrs Claire Harding
Children in years 3 and 4 learn through a topic based approach and the children are encouraged to learn independently whenever possible. We use a variety of learning spaces both inside and outside that develop children’s learning in different settings. We encourage children to use enquiry and develop speaking, listening and social skills. Throughout the year the children are given encouragement to use technology.
We have daily reading sessions and teach reading skills in small groups and individually.
Upper Key Stage 2: The Terrific Tourguides!
Teacher: Mr Kevin Snow
The curriculum for years 5 and 6 children follows a theme which lasts either a term or a half term. The theme is carefully planned, enabling us to cover the National Curriculum and to meet the requirements of the locally agreed syllabus for RE. All subjects of the national curriculum are taught through the theme as far as possible.
Children are heard reading during guided reading sessions. These sessions, during which a small group of children read and discuss the same text, take place weekly. The sessions are designed to develop children’s reading skills: decoding, retrieval, inference and deduction, prediction along with an understanding of different text types and the way they are organised.