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As a one form entry we have seven classes, one class for each Year group. We still have a few vacancies in some of our Year groups, please contact the office for further information.
At Bean School we aim to provide the means for the all-round development of each child so that they can achieve their full potential through the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum, which is geared to meet the needs of the individual.
We aim to promote a caring and stimulating environment in which the children are encouraged to develop a respect for themselves and others, co-operating with adults and children alike. We encourage self discipline and motivation to learn in an enjoyable and harmonious atmosphere.
25th November 2017
This year has seen a new focus on the promotion of reading and comprehension. For children to really flourish in this important aspect of learning, it is not sufficient to simply be able to read texts, but also to be able to understand the inference, to know what the text means but doesn’t say explicitly. In Foundation stage and Key Stage 1, we now change books every day to ensure children develop strong reading habits as well as to develop a love for reading and explore stories through their imaginations. We do ask parents to listen to their children read, read with them and read to them as this helps children truly engage with books. We also ask parents to record the selected books in their child’s journals.
In Key Stage 2, children are encouraged to read a wide range of fiction and non- fiction texts. Research shows that a broad range of authors and styles helps develop both their comprehension skills as well as their developing vocabulary. It also gives them creative ideas for their writing. Children are expected to record the author, title and then the page that they have completed as they work their way through the book. Again we encourage parents to get involved in this enjoyable process to help secure this crucial habit.
'The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go!' Dr. Seuss