Creative Learning Without Limits

School Vision

Creative Learning Without Limits

Growing a community of learners through love, hope and respect

Dream, believe, achieve

Vision Action Plan

What we wanted for our pupils: (the dream)

  • For them to have an excitement in their learning
  • Confidence in themselves – to be themselves and be pleased with who they are
  • For them to thrive
  • Have tolerance and respect for others
  • Be open minded and curious
  • Show kindness
  • Be prepared for life
  • Be nurtured
  • Achieve and maximise their potential
  • To be happy
  • To be aware of the world
  • To be relaxed
  • To be listeners
  • To have a desire to learn
  • To play together
  • To help others to feel happy

What we wanted for our school:

  • For everyone to feel happy
  • Develop a range of clubs – to maximise learning outside of the curriculum
  • Develop the outside environment to maximise outside learning
  • Have family days

In a year’s time: (positive and possible}

  • Have competitions with children’s own art work
  • Redecorate a key space – completed – wall mural
  • Ask a local artist to help us – completed
  • Stick clay faces on the wall – completed
  • Ask community to help with clubs
  • Clubs to be children and adult led – completed – children running friendship club, music club and chess club
  • We will have started new clubs – completed – football club, netball club, dance club, film club, multi skills club, homework club, archery
  • We will have explored links with the community
  • We will have linked up to another school
  • Shared a project – completed – Art Project/swallows shared with cluster, others to be organised.
  • Children will have an understanding of the wider world
  • Have history lessons in Iceni house – completed – used for this and for nurture provision and for science lessons – although this will continue throughout the year
  • Have new things on the playground – see below
  • Flexible access – in and outside – spend equal amounts of time in and outside
  • Staff and children are using outside space for learning
  • Outside environment will be developed –Reflective area now completed
  • Someone has spoken to local groups
  • Weekend community events (perhaps once a year) – had our Nature Day run by FoPPS
  • Run a kindness and empathy workshop
  • Playground pals – helping others – reintroduce October 2017
  • Have rewards – golden table/lunchtime awards – reintroduce October 2017
  • Children and adults feel listened to –completed- through feedback from Ofsted – this continues through weekly Circle Times with children and through the re-starting of Parents’ ‘Chat Abouts’.
  • Weave ribbons into fence

Immediately we will:

  • Kay will contact a friend about knitting club and talk to the children involved – completed
  • Mrs Crane will find out about running a gymnastics club – completed
  • Mrs Rix will look at the school’s budget/funding – completed
  • Mrs Rix will order the chicken igloo and Anne, through TENEC will make sure funds are released – completed
  • Miss Roberts will look into making a wall mural – completed
  • Henry, Oli and Ivy will write survey for views and Luci will help – completed through circle time
  • Simone will sort out clubs – completed – see above

 

 

Actions for 2017/18

Finish reflective area:

Have a school reflective day when we will:

  • Decorate fences
  • Make dream catchers and wind chimes
  • Create the wishes and dreams tree and the prayer tree
  • Put planters into area containing sensory plants
  • Create signs

How:

  • Have each class create decorations, dream catcher and wind chimes
  • Ask Dan Cornish (Governor) for wire fencing to go around trees – completed
  • Ask Cherry Lane/other garden centres for planters and plants
  • Buy/make signs

Buy outside equipment to develop outside environment into a learning area:

  • Buy table tennis tables
  • Ask children what other outside games they would like
  • Buy learning sheds
  • Make sure we are using the equipment we have
  • Develop outside learning area for Reception and Year 1

How:

  • Two table tennis tables bought by FOPPS and through Sports funding
  • Circle time – ask children what they would like
  • Ask FOPPS if they could fund a literacy and maths shed
  • Ask year 6 children to run games using proper equipment from PE shed.
  • Create a track around the playing field for running and for bikes (with Awards for All Lottery funding)
  • Miss Roberts and Mrs Gascoyne to create ‘Wish List’ of equipment for their outside learning areas.

Develop ‘Dream’ qualities

Through PATHS and RE curriculum children develop understanding, respect and tolerance of others

  • For them to have an excitement in their learning – teachers plan lessons which excite children (e.g. Big Write)
  • Confidence in themselves – to be themselves and be pleased with who they are – PATHS
  • For them to thrive – Well-structured system in place to ensure that any problems children are facing are recognised early.
  • Have tolerance and respect for others – through PATHS and RE
  • Be open minded and curious – through school curriculum
  • Show kindness – through PATHS and Values for Life Assemblies
  • Be prepared for life – Stepping Up sessions for transition. Careers workshops
  • Be nurtured – nurture groups in place for vulnerable children
  • Achieve and maximise their potential – all staff have high expectations for children. Growth Mind-set embedded in school, staff look for opportunities for children to surprise them, challenge system allows children to take responsibility for their own learning choices.
  • To be happy – staff know children well and look out for signs that children might not be happy.
  • To be aware of the world – though the curriculum – history/RE/geography
  • To be relaxed – ethos of school embedded in classrooms
  • To be listeners – class expectations, explaining to children why it is important to be a listener. Staff are also listeners and children know they have a voice in the school.
  • To have a desire to learn – Growth Mind-set, inspirational lessons/learning opportunities
  • To play together – use play buddies to ensure children have someone to play with, Year 6 Ambassadors model and help others to play.
  • To help others to feel happy – through Values for Life assemblies and RE/PATHS lessons.