What makes our school special?

the Unique Child

  • We have a strong focus on every child as an individual and time is taken to get to know his or her, their likes, areas of strength and personality.
     

  • Every child’s successes are valued and celebrated.
     

  • We know that happy children learn best so make sure that we invest time in getting to know each child and family, so that the child’s journey through the school can be as successful as possible.
     

  • Teachers design units of learning which they know will inspire the children and within these there are plenty of opportunities for children’s own ideas, research and ways of presenting their work.

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  • We believe that every child has can and should achieve and that our job is to find the best way to support that achievement.
     

  • We recognise that children learn in different ways.
     

  • We are fortunate to have a non-class based Inclusion/Sendco as well an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) trained TAs, a TA who is trained to support children who have suffered bereavement and an intervention TA.

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  • We believe that Physical Education prepares children to be physically and mentally active, fit and healthy...for life.
     

  • Gymnastics is a particular strength of the school and over 40 children take part in before or after school gym clubs which are run by accredited British Gymnastics coach Mrs Thompson. 
     

  • We have an all weather track around the school field. This is used daily.

Physical EducatioN

  • We currently hold the Gold School Sports Award.
     

  • We are fortunate to have had a PE specialist teacher Mrs working alongside the class teachers to ensure that our curriculum PE provision is of the highest quality and helps children develop skills across a wide range of sporting areas including rugby, tennis, volleyball, rounders, Speed Agility and Quickness etc.  This has provided strong training for all teachers in delivering an engaging PE curriculum.

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  • We are fortunate to have our own piece of woodland as well as a large playground, all weather running track, trim trails and two fields – all of which are well used on a daily basis. 
     

  • Children in years R take part in weekly woodland learning sessions which help develop skills across a range of curriculum areas.  Children in Years 1 - 6 access woodland learning for two half terms per year.
     

  • Classes each have an allocated garden area for growing fruit and vegetables which they plant, nurture and harvest.

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  • Outdoor learning takes place not only during woodland learning and PE but also in other areas of the curriculum, such as Science and Maths.                                      

  • Outdoor learning allows children to put their focus back on nature and learning outdoors naturally inspires children to be more physically active.

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Music for All

We are a singing school and believe that music is an important part of primary school education and have invested heavily in it. All children in Year 1, 2 and 3 receive weekly tuition from a West Sussex Music Service teacher. This gives every child a grounding in basic music appreciation. In KS2 many children choose to continue by learning to play one or more instruments.

We have a very active choir.

 
Piano Lessons

At Rudgwick Primary we work in partnership with Rudi Eastwood, a talented pianist who can provide private piano tuition for your child during the school week. The children who have undertaken lessons are highly enthusiastic and have shown excellent progress under his tuition. To find out more about Rudi's work please click the link below:

www.tapiolapianoschool.com

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Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons are also available at Rudgwick with Rupert Holt. Please contact the school office if you would like more information.

Flute and Clarinet lessons

West Sussex Music Service are able to deliver Violin, Flute and Clarinet lessons at the school.