At Victory Heights Primary School, we are aware that people learn in many different ways; we recognise the need to develop strategies that allow all children to learn in ways that best suit them, whether that be auditory, kinaesthetic or visual. Through our teaching we aim to:
- Enable children to become confident, resourceful, enquiring and independent learners
- Foster children’s self-esteem and help them build positive relationships with other people
- Develop children’s self respect and encourage children to respect the ideas, attitudes, values and feelings of others
- Show respect for all cultures and, in doing so, promote positive attitudes towards other people
- Help children grow into responsible, independent and positive people
- Foster a love of learning so they develop positive lifelong habits and values.
We offer opportunities for children to learn in different ways.
Activities are planned which promote:
- Asking and answering questions
- Investigation and problem solving
- Creative thinking
- Critical thinking
- Reflective thinking
These activities are organised in a variety of ways:
- Group work
- Pair work
- Independent work
- Whole-class work
- Inter- year group work
- Cross key stage work
Display is highly valued and children’s work across all subjects is celebrated, providing them with a sense of recognition and achievement.
At Victory Heights Primary School, we believe that assessment is an essential part of teaching and learning. The main benefits of assessment enable each teacher to find out what pupils know, understand and can do and then plan appropriate progression throughout all curriculum areas, tailored to the learning needs and abilities of the specific child. Formative and summative assessments take place and regular feedback will be given to parents. Children will be given a National Curriculum level assessment in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. We are also committed to reporting on social as well as academic progress