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School Development Plan 2021-22

Our school lays foundations for future success by learning and achieving together.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” Helen Keller. 

Learning – “Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn” O. Fred Donaldson 

  • Provide well planned and well resourced environments and experiences to allow for progression in a child’s thinking and understanding.

  • Develop our shared understanding of the word learning and how best we as teachers can engage the learners 

Creativity – “is as important as literacy”, Sir Ken Robinson. 

  • Increase opportunities for drama, artistic and musical activities across the curriculum in our teaching that are exciting, enjoyable, creative and imaginative.

  • Develop our love of outdoor learning further through increasing opportunities to be outside, embed the philosophy of Forest School and make more cross-curricular links to all foundation subjects 

Play – “is the highest form of research” Albert Einstein 

  • Build on children’s natural enthusiasm for movement, use it to explore and learn about their world.

  • Work and play with other pupils in pairs and small groups.

  • By watching, listening and experimenting, develop their skills in movement and coordination, and enjoyment of expressing and testing themselves in a variety of situations.

  • Provide a wide range of exciting open ended learning opportunities – indoors and out 

Teaching - “education is not the filling of the pail, but the lighting of a fire” W.B. Yeats 

  • Deliver quality first exciting and fun primary curriculum expectations

  • Research new ways of delivery and engagement of professional subject knowledge for all staff

  • Refine school’s use of assessment without levels in Key Stage 1.

  • Explore and improve attitudes to literacy particularly writing and spelling.

  • Embedding strategies to excite the love of writing, particularly for our boys and our more able learners.

  • Emphasise the mathematical skills of fluency (number facts and calculation), problem solving and explaining, and making cross curricular links with real life. 

Community – “Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands they become the best they can possibly be” Rita Pierson 

  • Strengthen school/parent links by engaging in events across the wider school community.

  • Promote British values across every area of Blackmoor Park Infant School life 

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