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Naphill and Walters Ash School
We believe that learning is both meaningful and stimulating when it is planned in a cross-curricular way. Doing so allows us to develop children’s interests through exciting learning experiences whilst offering choice in the way that information is presented.
Our curriculum is based on the current National Curriculum in England and delivered under carefully chosen, termly topics. In all of these topics we aim to bring a wealth of important messages to the fore: the 5Rs; current affairs; British Values; social, moral spiritual and cultural understanding.
All year groups offer a variety of excursions, often linked to our topics, alongside welcoming visitors to the school.
Year 3 visit The Living Rainforest and The Chiltern Open Air Museum.
Year 4 have a three day residential trip to Woodrow House where they emphasise the 5Rs whilst developing teamwork and independence. They also visit the Verulamium museum in St Albans.
Year 5 have a visiting Planetarium and a team-building day at Longridge, near Marlow.
The year 6 pupils travel to Hazard Alley in Milton Keynes for a day that includes Internet Safety training. The main residential trip is to Rhos Y Gwaliau, in Snowdonia, for six days. Here the children take part in a variety of challenging experiences including mine exploration and rock climbing to build teamwork and independence ready for secondary school.
At Naphill and Walter’s Ash school we strive to nurture a love of reading for pleasure alongside the ability to read for information through daily guided reading sessions, author visits and through the development of our fabulous new library. Shadowing different reading awards throughout the year also exposes the children to new authors and genres.
Guided reading sessions ensure that children get the opportunity to spend quality time with their teacher probing texts, looking at language and exploring features. Teachers deliberately select high quality texts from a range of authors, ensuring that the children enjoy a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The children are also regularly taught to develop their reading comprehension skills in English lessons.
We have created some ‘suggested’ reading lists for children in different year groups.