We are enthusiastic about being curious, life-long learners at our school. We provide a broad, rich, relevant and meaningful curriculum which, as a team, we are very proud of. Children have a thirst for learning at Addingham and we are committed to nurturing young: writers, performers, readers, international speakers, mathematicians, scientists, historians, geographers, artists, designers, musicians, sports persons and computer users. Children are actively encouraged to follow their passions whilst becoming holistic learners, well-equipped to reach their full potential.
We place great importance on the school values which we promote at Addingham Primary School. They are paramount to each child’s journey towards personal, cognitive, social, emotional, cultural and physical development and fulfillment within our APS community.
KINDNESS: We have kind hearts at Addingham Primary School. HAPPINESS: Find happiness in the smallest of places…Addingham is a happy place to be.
POSITIVITY: Being optimistic, feeling hopeful and having a confident outlook on life.
COURAGE: Have courage – channel that fire in your belly! Be brave!
RESILIENCE: The power of 'yet'– we all fail in life and make mistakes: resolve these, dust yourself off and start again! Mistakes are our friends.
HUMILITY / FORGIVENESS: Be humble and don’t be afraid to show humility. Occasionally we ‘drop a stitch’. We’re only human.We give apologies and accept apologies at Addingham, but most importantly we move on.
RESPECT: It’s mutual, it’s reciprocal. If we give it then we should receive it.
PATIENCE: In this digital world speed is of the essence, our children don’t really have to wait for very much;answers, shopping, conversations with friends are at the click of an ‘Enter’ button. This is why we have to work hard on demonstrating this.
Curriculum Intent Statements
Subject Leader Long Term Plans
Year Group Planning Overviews
Parental Information Leaflets
In Phonics we follow Letters and Sounds and use a range of reading books to support this. Reading books are given out from the start in reception, these books support the phonetical development of the children.
Year 1 and Year 2 we use Letters and Sounds for phonics.