More Able Learners

Our Aims

‘Most able’ pupils are those who have ability or abilities beyond the large majority of children in the school and who consequently require more challenging learning.

The aims of AGT in our school are as follows:

Planning ensures that more able pupils are sufficiently supported and challenged, so that  children make at least expected progress from their starting point.

To support teachers in recognising the wide range of pupils’ talents and abilities.

To encourage and support the development of alternative approaches to teaching and learning that engage, extend and challenge more able and talented pupils at levels appropriate to their ability.

To provide professional development opportunities for staff if highlighted as a need.

To encourage a dialogue between parents, staff and pupils in respect of pupils’ special talents, abilities and developmental needs.

To provide a supportive social, emotional, pastoral and educational environment, including the provision of opportunities for contact with similarly able or talented peers within school and the wider community.

To monitor the progress of and evaluate the impact of AGT within school.

To actively seek students who deserve to be members of the able and talented programme

At Springfield Primary School, every child has access to Quality First Teaching through which differentiation will ensure that all pupils have access to a relevant and appropriate curriculum. This may take the form of extension (providing challenges which go more deeply into a topic) or enrichment (providing other activities which run alongside the normal curriculum and go more broadly into specific areas of study). Teachers use a range of flexible learning and teaching strategies to keep the most able children interested and provide them with challenge.

Burnley Literary Festival

Some of our more able readers at Springfield, were given the opportunity to attend an exciting workshop at Burnley library on Friday as part of Burnley Literary Festival. Here, they met Ash the rapper, who taught them to use books to create poems or raps, using the vocabulary found in them and pupils even got his autograph! They also went on a tour of the library and found the secret section upstairs, which is open to families during the holidays. Pupils said the afternoon was inspiring and one they would never forget!

   

Useful Dates

Jun
21
Fri
all-day Y5 Lancashire Sings Event
Y5 Lancashire Sings Event
Jun 21 all-day
Y5 Lancashire Sings Event
on Friday 21 June the Year 5 class will be taking part in an event being held at Turf Moor FanZone in Burnley
Jun
24
Mon
3:15 pm Choir Rehearsal
Choir Rehearsal
Jun 24 @ 3:15 pm – 3:55 pm
Choir Rehearsal
from Monday 11 September and then every week to the end of the academic year [excluding holidays]
Jun
25
Tue
all-day Summer Term Swimming
Summer Term Swimming
Jun 25 all-day
Summer Term Swimming
Year 3 will be swimming this term starting on Tuesday 16 April and every Tuesday thereafter until Tuesday 02 July
Jun
26
Wed
8:35 am Parent/Carer Stay & Read Sessions
Parent/Carer Stay & Read Sessions
Jun 26 @ 8:35 am – 9:00 am
Parent/Carer Stay & Read Sessions
starting Wednesday 17 January from 8.35am to 9.00am in the classroom and weekly thereafter
Jun
27
Thu
all-day Transition Days
Transition Days
Jun 27 all-day
Transition Days
Y6 children attending Sir John Thursby, Unity College or Blessed Trinity from September should go direct to their new schools for the day on Thursday 27 June
Jul
1
Mon
3:15 pm Choir Rehearsal
Choir Rehearsal
Jul 1 @ 3:15 pm – 3:55 pm
Choir Rehearsal
from Monday 11 September and then every week to the end of the academic year [excluding holidays]
Jul
2
Tue
all-day Summer Term Swimming
Summer Term Swimming
Jul 2 all-day
Summer Term Swimming
Year 3 will be swimming this term starting on Tuesday 16 April and every Tuesday thereafter until Tuesday 02 July
Jul
3
Wed
all-day Y2 Trip to St Anne’s
Y2 Trip to St Anne’s
Jul 3 all-day
Y2 Trip to St Anne’s
on Wednesday 03 July Year 2 will be going to the beach at St Anne’s and visiting the RNLI
8:35 am Parent/Carer Stay & Read Sessions
Parent/Carer Stay & Read Sessions
Jul 3 @ 8:35 am – 9:00 am
Parent/Carer Stay & Read Sessions
starting Wednesday 17 January from 8.35am to 9.00am in the classroom and weekly thereafter

Contact

Oxford Road, Burnley BB11 3HP

Tel: 01282 437277

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