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WELCOME TO patchwork

Star Room children:

In the Star Room our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum but tailored to our children’s needs.  Alongside working towards individual targets, each half term will have an overarching theme which will be shared with you.  Our Autumn Term theme is No Place Like Home.  The children’s learning will be led by the enquiry questions: Where can the Naughty Bus go around our school and in Marple? and What was it like to live in Marple for parents, grandparents and great grandparents?   Our Spring Term theme is Travellers.  We will learn about monarchs in history and use Poles Apart by Jeanne Willis to develop our geography knowledge and skills.  For the Summer Term our theme is Forest Exploration.  We will learn about the Daintree Forest and compare this to areas in Marple.  We also link with mainstream classes to share wider opportunities where appropriate.

Sunshine Room children:

In the Sunshine Room, our curriculum is based on exploration and discovery through teacher directed and child-initiated activities.  We use our indoor and outdoor environments to ensure children are enabled to explore and extend what they already know and can do.  Children spend time playing in areas that are carefully planned for to allow them to develop their skills.

We follow our children’s interests to create a personalised, tailored curriculum so themes and topics will vary.   We will let you each half term what our overarching theme will be.

Our curriculum is underpinned by the characteristics of effective learning and is based on both the Early Years and Key Stage 1 curriculum.

Important Information for Patchwork:

  • The children will have an indoor and outdoor PE session each week.  The days will change depending on the activity they are doing therefore please ensure your child has a PE kit in school every day.
  • We will also have Forest School sessions which require specific clothing – but will let you know well in advance!
  • Please remember to bring your Reading Record every day.

We would encourage pupils to read every day to develop their love for reading and to practice key maths skills through everyday activities e.g. shopping, baking or helping in the garden.

We use an online system called ‘Tapestry’ to record children’s learning journeys in Patchwork.  This is done in partnership with parents and carers throughout the year.  A Parents' guide to Tapestry can be found below.