Teaching and Learning

Altarnun Primary School follows the National Curriculum and in addition to academic studies, we aim to prepare children for life in the big wide world, covering morality, spiritual and emotional development, perseverance, responsibility and social behaviour.

The National Curriculum consists of 10 subjects which all children must study at school, these are:

  • Art
  • Design and Technology
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • PE
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
  • Religious Education
  • Science

We provide children with a broad and balanced curriculum and teaching and learning takes place through whole class teaching, group work and individual learning. We prefer to be flexible and use whatever teaching method is most appropriate to that particular situation. We are constantly aware of the needs of each child and we do our best to ensure they receive the appropriate education.

Children participate in activities that involve both co-operation and independent work. Our aim is to give them a balance between the many different ways that children learn – doing, observing, talking, listening, reading, recording, and reflecting.