Teaching and Learning at Pinewood
At Pinewood we make ‘learning irresistible’. 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 understand and are committed to the development of the ‘whole child’ and choose inspiring topics where PSHE (Personal Social and Health Education) is entwined throughout. We teach a skills based curriculum which encourages children to explore, find out and lead their own learning. We ensure children are exposed to the ‘bigger picture’ including global and environmental issues which are part of all our lives and which we care about.
We deliver a curriculum saturated with quality children’s texts and start each annual cycle with topics that the children are familiar with e.g. ‘Why is Nottingham an awesome place to live?’ Widening the experiences for our children is fundamental to us at Pinewood - including the outdoors, visits and visitors in all our topics. We are committed to the arts. We have an extensive range of extra-curricular activities including library club, sewing, cookery, PE, drama, parachute, forest schools and we use children’s voice to respond to children’s preferences.
Each of us is unique in the way we experience life and respond to events. There are as many different ways of learning as there are children in our classroom. All children are individual and learn in different ways. We cater for the needs of each child so that the opportunity is given for potential to be met. We are flexible in our approach to teaching and learning. TAs will be used creatively and their support maximised at every point throughout the school day.
At Pinewood we believe that children learn best when…
Click on the link below to view our Curriculum Policies. You will find our Teaching and Learning Policy here too.