What do we mean by Inspiration?
We want all our pupils to love coming to school. At this young age, their attitudes and self-confidence is absolutely key to their future success. The teachers at Farncombe School spend a great deal of time and energy helping our pupils to feel excited and enthusiastic about school events and their learning. We want them all to think that school is a place where they achieve well.
Our curriculum is driven by our mission statement of Inspiration, Imagination, Individuality. For our ‘Inspiration’ strand, we use Whole School Topics to plan many of our lessons. There are eighteen of these topics, one for each half term to cover a child’s three years at infant school. By organising our topics on this rolling programme, we ensure a freshness to our curriculum, rather than repeating the same units year after year.
Our PTA are extremely active and supportive of our school. Each half term they fund a ‘wow factor’ linked to our topics. This means that our curriculum can be far more innovative and exciting than a standard school budget would usually allow for. In recent months we have taken our children on several outings to museums, farms and landmarks as well as inviting professional dancers and theatre groups into school to provide inspiration for children.
All subjects of our curriculum are built on this foundation of Inspiration, with as much us as possible of our generous and attractive outdoor space and motivating lessons planned each week based on challenges and thought-provoking questions. We also cook on a regular basis as food is very motivating!