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Remote Home Learning

Please see below our remote home learning provision during COVID-19 lockdown.

British Values

At Shaw-cum-Donnington we deliver a broad and balanced curriculum which includes upholding and teaching pupils about British Values. We do this within aspects of the PHSCE and RE curricula, assemblies and through the study of ‘issues’ such as conservation and freedom in literacy and topic work.

Our pupils show their respect for British values through their study of other religions and through tackling issues such as conservation and liberty.  The school is successful in promoting tolerance and respect for others and preparing them well for modern Britain.  The school is successful is providing for pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development – Ofsted 2015;

We aim to

  • actively encourage our pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence; 
  • teach pupils to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the law;
  • provide opportunities for pupils to show initiative and understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those within the school and wider community.  In 2014, the school took part in the ‘Go-Givers’ project and raised £869.17 which was shared amongst various local and national cancer charities. Letters of thanks received from these charities are on display in the school entrance hall.
  • assist pupils to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures in a way that promotes tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions.

The Teaching of Phonics

At Shaw-cum-Donnington we are committed to teaching all children to be fluent readers.  Learning phonics helps children to learn to read.

The teaching of synthetic phonics begins in EYFS in Squirrel Class. In Hedgehog (Yrs 1 & 2) and Fox Class (Yrs 3 & 4) children are put into mixed groups by the phase they are working at. Both classes teach phonics daily and are taught in small, differentiated groups.

Letters and Sounds is the main resource we use to teach phonics at the school.

Early reading skills and the development of these is often an area of concern for parents.  Please click here to view our presentation to parents about the teaching of phonics and reading. 

The Teaching of Reading

At Shaw-cum-Donnington we have a wide range of reading book schemes to support the children. These include Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Star, Ginn, Words and Pictures and Oxford Literacy Web.

Useful Links

The National Curriculum

Letters and Sounds document

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