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At Summerbridge Community Primary School we believe in providing a happy, safe and inspiring environment in which all children can enjoy learning.

All staff are very welcoming to children, parents, governors and everyone who visits the school. There is a positive ethos which promotes equality, fairness and self belief.

The National Curriculum is enhanced by various partnerships to create excitement and excellence in learning. There are good links with the community, outside agencies, the local cluster of schools and local businesses.  

Our key focus in school is on raising attainment and achievement in the core subjects of English and Maths.  As well as quality provision in school we look further a field and use global web based learning platforms to support our children's learning.

To help inspire our children we use 'Pobble' 

(a global literacy initiative for sharing primary students’ writing) to help raise the profile of writing in school. To read some of our great work click on the icon to left.

The phonics schemes used in school are ‘Letter and Sounds’ and ‘Jolly Phonics’ and the reading schemes used are ‘Oxford Reading Tree’ and ‘Rigby Star’.  

In Maths our children use practical activities to develop their abstract and concrete understanding of Mathematical concepts. Raising the profile of Maths and improving our results is a key target of the school as we strive to develop a love of learning for this vital everyday skill.  We also use the on line learning platform 'SUMDOG' which greatly motivates our pupils.

The children participate in extra-curricular inter school sports competitions, at local and county levels. Coaching sessions for the pupils include gymnastics, tag rugby, netball, cricket, running, athletics, tennis, multi-skills, hockey and football, as a result of being part of the Harrogate Schools Sports Partnership. There are numerous extra-curricular clubs and visits organised to match the needs and demands of the children. Examples of clubs include hoola-hooping, art and craft activities, singing, pets club, electronic games and many more that the children themselves request.

We  use some of our PE funding to provide a specialist teacher in PE for our Key stage 2 pupils. This has so far proved to be very beneficial resulting in a huge increased participation in all sports by our pupils. Our Reception and Key stage 1 pupils have weekly swimming lessons at The Hydro in Harrogate. 

Pupils in years 4 - 6 benefit from a specialist teacher who visits school weekly to develop their musical ability through learning to play a range of instruments.  The school also takes part bi-annually in the Young Voices UK concert held in either Sheffield or Manchester Arenas.

The School Council play a major role in determining how some aspects of their school are managed. The council manage their own budget and have provided many items of play equipment and games to make their free time enjoyable.

There is a buddies system in school which provides pupils with a friendly face and individual support at playtimes. Playtimes are well supervised by our qualified team of teaching support assistants.

The spacious indoor and outdoor environments of the school support active learning and promote an interest in using both natural and manufactured resources available. Outside of the reception and year one class there is a new canopied play area to promote outdoor learning experiences. There is a wild area of the playground for all the pupils to enjoy active learning with a tyre play area, fire pit, two climbing walls, bamboo poles and rock play area, a tug boat and balance beams. There is an additional gazebo that is used for outdoor classes.  

Each term there are educational visits organised to mesh with the long term curriculum plans in place. There have been visits to Fountains Abbey, Creswell Crags, Harrogate Theatre, Pump Room Museum, York Castle Museum, Hadrian's Wall and Vindolanda, local areas of natural interest such as Scar House Reservoir and Bradford Media Museum.There are walks around the village and nearby woodlands to learn about the local history and heritage. In the summer term the upper key stage 2 pupils stay in Youth Hostels in either the Lake District, Whitby, Boggle Hole or Northumberland for a 3 day residential experience with the school staff. 

In addition to the pupils engaging in visits there are visitors invited into school to support learning about health, personal safety, history and geography, other cultures and festivals, religion and world events. We value the contributions other people make to our school curriculum and welcome adult helpers.

We like to keep everyone informed about what goes on in our school through monthly newsletters and termly curriculum webs. Please also see the Curriculum long term plans for each year group.which outline the children's learning subject by subject for the whole academic year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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