Folly Hill Curriculum
At Folly Hill we believe that children’s learning should be vivid and real, exciting and enjoyable, presented in such a way that all can participate in learning. We aim for the curriculum to broad and balanced, giving the children first hand experiences and encouraging independence and creativity.
Our curriculum is everything that happens in school and reflects the schools aims and values and hence everything that happens in school or through school is part of our curriculum. It goes beyond the statutory national curriculum and we provide a nurturing environment in which all children can experience the joy of learning so that they become lifelong learners and responsible citizens.
At Folly Hill School we feel children learn best when . . .
a variety of learning styles is embraced
they are motivated and well-challenged
they feel secure in their environment
learning clearly defined and matched to ability
they are confident to share their ideas, thoughts and feelings
there is praise and encouragement
they are valued as individuals
resources are easily available, adequate and well organised
there is support and encouragement at home
they are given time to reflect and consolidate
there is an ethos of mutual respect through the school community
they are encouraged to value their learning and their view is respected
they are encouraged to learn through taking risks as a building block to learning
they are physically and mentally stimulated
they enjoy themselves!
Aims and values of Folly Hill School
We aim to provide the people of our school with the knowledge, the skills, the confidence and the determination to make a positive contribution to the community in which they live and work.
As a school we aim to facilitate:
Working hard, aiming high and having fun through:
Recognising, encouraging and promoting talents of all kinds, and endeavouring to provide an environment in which everyone can reach his/her potential.
Developing the joy of learning by providing a curriculum and professional development which is flexible, relevant and meaningful for everyone, striving to develop independent, persevering learners.
Setting before pupils the highest standards of honesty, integrity, endeavour, self-discipline, co-operation and care for others.
Preparing pupils for the next stage of their education and for the rest of their lives.
A healthy lifestyle through:
Promoting physical, aesthetic, mental, creative and practical ability so as to enable everyone to lead an active, healthy life.
Promoting the benefits of a healthy diet and providing healthy food options and opportunities to drink plenty of water.
Staying safe through
Awareness of potential threats to health and well-being.
Together we are a TEAM