Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to Queen Emma's Primary School, a school that sits at the heart of our local community. We prioritise personal, social development and wellbeing alongside our irresistible knowledge curriculum. We are truly inclusive, no child held back, no child left behind. We ensure our children's needs are met whilst developing their independence and resilience. We use Read, Write, Inc to teach children how to read. This approach ensures every child learns how to read accurately and fluently to enable them to comprehend. We teach writing using the 'Write Stuff' principles. These principles guarantee that all children develop their vocabulary and confidence with a range of sentence structures. We teach Maths using 'Inspire Maths'. Children a in small, flexible groups to ensure prerequisites are embedded and gaps are closed. Using this concrete, pictorial and abstract methods to teach mathematical concepts enables all children to make incredible progress. 

 

Here at Queen Emma's Primary School we provide a broad and balanced curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children. What is the Cornerstones Curriculum? The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 primary national curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. It is based on a child-centred pedagogy called The Four Cornerstones and is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) and Knowledge Rich Projects (KRPs), which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of children’s learning. We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum provides many learning challenges throughout the academic year that require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively. Cornerstones also provide a rigorous skills and knowledge framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These skills and knowledge are tied to activities and are age-related so that staff can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs.

 

Our school site is magical! We have an outdoor gym, the daily mile, netball courts, football pitches, a vast outdoor space for our children in Early Years, vegetables patches and our very own forest. Our staff are an amazing team who are relentlessly bothered about you and your children. If you would like to know more, then please contact the school. 

Miss Musson

Vmu