Teachers and other adults at Upton create a positive climate for learning in which pupils are interested and engaged. Teaching strategies, together with support and intervention, match individual needs.
All children have a positive attitude to school and believe they can achieve. Teachers, pupils and parents are aware of our high expectations and have equal ambition to reach them. The exceptional organisation of teaching and learning ensures children have a rich and varied experience which enthuses, motivates and engages them in their learning.
Teachers inspire the pupils to learn through their energy, enthusiasm, the creative use of resources and the creation of wonderfully inviting learning environments. Teachers are skilled at making learning interesting, using their knowledge of the pupils to plan lessons that closely meet individual learning needs. Skilled and well-planned questioning is used to probe the pupils’ thinking by requiring detailed answers. The curriculum has been reviewed so that trips, visitors and practical elements offer real experiences to engage children in a topic theme. This theme is then applied across the range of subjects - requiring a cross-curricular skills approach. The children enjoy this and are motivated.
The emphasis throughout is on a broad and balanced ‘language-rich’ curriculum, delivered in an innovative and engaging manner, with English and mathematics at its core. At every opportunity pupils are challenged, questioned and encouraged to excel. Teamed with memorable experiences and a stimulating learning environment, we aim to nurture a life-long love of learning.
Please click on the appropriate 'Year Group' tab to find out more about the topics your child will be learning about this term.
"Upton has provided a positive and supportive environment within which our daughter has been allowed to work towards her potential while developing academically and personally." Parent of Year 5 pupil.