As class teachers, these past few weeks have been especially challenging. With our children becoming increasingly anxious over imminent school closures, and with parents now needing to somehow balance the demands of home schooling alongside work life, we knew we had to find a forum on which we could communicate with our classes and their
Illustrator Simon Rickerty made Alver Valley a pirate draw along video.
When I took on the subject leadership responsibility of History at Alver Valley Schools my first step was to familiarise myself with the History National Curriculum across the Primary Phase. As I currently teach in Nursery this was a key priority for me, as it was necessary to dig into what really good pedagogy in
Our whole school curriculum approach at Alver Valley Schools is to hook pupils into new topics and really engage and immerse the children in those topics, with the aim to motivate them to investigate, to ask questions, and to drive their own learning in and out of school. In Year R our curriculum is built
Alver Valley Schools’ Year R team trialled a new approach to curriculum planning during the Autumn Term 2019, called “Hooks into Books”. In this article we wanted to share the approach so far, and some of the early impact. We use quality texts at Alver Valley schools to drive curriculum, and parallel texts that sit