Alver Valley Schools’ Year R team trialled a new approach to curriculum planning back in the Autumn term of 2019, called “Hooks into Books”. We have written a couple of articles along the way (See Hooks into Books and Hooks into Books meets the Gingerbread Man), and we have also shared some of our hooks
Respect is one of our 6 Strands Learning Behaviours, and really important to our school community here at Alver Valley Schools. In an assembly in November 2021 we were talking about Respect. As part of the assembly, classes were challenged to think about what respect means and how we can show respect, and they were
Mental Health Awareness Week is the 10th -16th May 2021. The theme this year is Nature. Read more here. Here at Alver Valley Schools we promote wellbeing and positive mental health in a number of ways all year round, and we thought we would take this opportunity to share some of those with you here!
As a school and SEND team we had been discussing the sensory needs of a number of children at our school and how best to support a growing number of pupils. I was recommended a book called ‘Sensory Circuits’ by Jane Horwood. It was a great quick read that explained the theory behind sensory integration
Aristotle“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Our Vision and Rationale There is no denying that this year has been incredibly tough for everyone amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Children across the globe have experienced disruption to many aspects of their lives. As with all schools, here at Alver Valley some