Getting to grips with Virtual Learning

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

Hooks into Books

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