We believe that every child should have the opportunity to develop and build their self-esteem and self-confidence.
We encourage our children to have high aspirations and strive for the best. We want our children to be responsible and effective by the time they finish their journey at Discovery Primary school and move onto the next phase of their lives.
Over the last two years we have been developing the curriculum that we provide for our children. Our main aim is to provide exciting, stimulating topics, which will engage and motivate our children become fully absorbed in their learning. We strive to encompass as many curriculum subjects into each cross curricular topic, making them relevant and meaningful for our children.
We use a number of different approaches to explore and deliver the topics to ensure we enable our children to develop all the skills they need to be confident and successful learners. We believe that children learn best when they are able to steer and direct their own learning. We want our children to be inquisitive and passionate about their learning and spark a desire for life long learning.
Reading and Phonics
At Discovery our children start on their reading journey by being introduced to the 44 sounds in the English Language. We follow Letters and Sounds as a basic scheme adapting and extending it where necessary. The children then apply and practise their reading skills using, among other things, the Bug Club Phonics scheme. Bug Club is a finely levelled,reading scheme, which ensures that each child can find a book at exactly the right level for them.
When the children have become confident readers, they progress to reading books from the 'Accelerated Reader' programme. This programme grades children's literature and provides a fun quiz to ensure that children are reading at the correct level.