At The Thinking Schools Federation we believe that English remains at the core of all children’s learning. With that in mind, we cultivate not only our children’s knowledge but their key skills too. Our development of English is fostered from our EYFS to upper KS2. The spiral curriculum of Writing and Reading enables our children to build on their previous skillset and work towards greater depth; this method allows the children to partake in an active learning journey. The journey combined with pitching all teaching learning to greater depth allows our children to become curious, brave, articulate learners. We prioritise our children’s creativity, freedom and risk-taking. We believe in the importance of reading, writing, handwriting, spelling, SPaG and oracy to empower and nurture children with all the skills and knowledge they require to be confidently literate in life.
At The Thinking Schools Federation we have developed and use our own personal stages of learning, based on the National Curriculum and Teaching and Learning Framework. These stages enable us to accurately assess the children and plan for progress in a creative, holistic manner.