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Through a careful blend of traditional activities, children quickly develop a love of learning. Music, sport, Judo, Dance and ICT lessons with specialist teachers continue, as does Forest School, where children develop increased confidence in the natural environment. Children begin the School’s reading scheme, and receive one-to-one attention, reading daily to a member of staff.

Our thorough teaching of phonics and spelling ensures children make excellent progress in this area with the achievements of many children exceeding the Early Learning Goals at the end of Reception.

Most of the morning sessions comprise of primarily literacy and numeracy and it is here through well planned and clear learning goals, children learn the basics and have a good foundation upon which to build their future learning. We are proud of our academic reputation at Holme Grange. The curriculum is a balanced one and it offers structure and support to the less able, but also challenges the more able where achievement, success and excellence are celebrated by everyone. Additionally, we aim to foster a sense of independent learning with our pupils as they progress through the Year groups in preparation for the next stage of their learning. All of the teachers and support teachers are inspirational in their work with the children and we encourage everyone at the school to be confident, independent and life-long learners to face the many challenges of an ever changing and challenging world.

Each child will be assigned a key person to ensure that every child’s learning and care is tailored to meet their individual needs. The key person seeks to engage and support parents/carers in guiding their child’s development at home. If more specialist support is needed the key person will guide and advise parents/carers appropriately. The children’s key person will be the class teacher in the reception class as the small class sizes allow for teaching to oversee their current class but the staff work as a team and the experienced and well qualified assistants support each child equally too.