At Pinewood we make ‘learning irresistible’ sparking the interest, enthusiasm and curiosity in our children. This moto sings through everything we do from day to day lessons, our learning environment, visits and visitors, extra-curricular activities. We want our curriculum to be meaningful for children giving them a real sense of purpose when they learn. Children learn where they feel safe and are listened to, where they are valued and loved, where they are stimulated and challenged and where they ‘have fun!’
We teach English and Maths to the highest of standards and children make rapid progress. But at Pinewood is about so much more. We understand and are committed to the development of the ‘whole child’ and acknowledge such literacy and numeracy skills are essential but are only part of the education jigsaw. All pieces are important. We want children to leave Pinewood with a thirst for learning, to be independent thinkers and to care for the environment with self-worth and confidence, with a care for the world and care for each other.
We want our school values to be embedded within our children and we want to educate them to be ‘good people’ who care for others and the community, who care for all things around them, including animals and the environment.
We aim for our curriculum to be skills based and knowledge rich. We also recognise the need for intelligent repetition as nothing has been learnt until it goes into your long term memory.