Gifted & talented

At Cabot Primary we recognise and celebrate the many gifts and children have. However, we ensure that children with clearly identifiable gifts and talents are given appropriate challenge to help them develop and remain motivated.

This is organised by the schools ‘Gifted and Talented Coordinator’ and we work closely with other local schools to provide opportunities for those identified as Gifted and Talented – you can find out more in our policy here.

Science and Engineering Club

This club provides opportunities for children from Reception to Year 6 to use their maths, science and design technology skills to design and make a vehicle to a specific design brief. Every week the children are supported by an engineer from the MOD. At the end of the project the vehicles are entered into a countywide competition in each of the three age categories.

Sport and PE

Miss Huish has been working with Paul Roberts (Sports Coordinator for the 4 Schools Partnership) to identify the more able children in P.E. Subsequently, Mr Roberts has been working on a programme with these children.

The first several weeks were spent giving the children various “challenges” based on agility, coordination, speed and balance. Weekly sessions have since provided these children with a more varied and challenging programme of activities and introducing them to new and interesting games such as rock climbing, fencing, dry slope skiing to name a few.

Maths

For more able mathematicians a select number of children have represented the school in National Mathematician annual award run by Explore Learning.

There is also an afterschool club for children in KS2 where they work on using and applying their mathematical understanding to solve puzzles and problems.

Children in year 6 who are identified as more able also receive additional small group teaching in preparation for level 6 SATS.

Literacy

As part of writing week children from across the school took part in a number of workshops with Martain Maudsley producing a range of writing around the theme of the discovered bones

Children in Year 6 who are identified as more able also receive additional small group teaching in preparation for level 6 SATS in both Reading and S.P.A.G. In addition, four children represented the school in a Spelling Bee against children from St Werburghs, St Barnabas and Glenfrome.

Reading

The School is introducing Accelerated Reader for children in Years 2- 6. This will ensure all our students are reading books with the right level of challenge and will motivate them to understand what they are reading by taking quizzes on the books they have read. Furthermore we will be setting up reading groups for our gifted readers to deepen their understanding.

Computing

These sessions have been run through Bristol University’s ROBO project. The children have been introduced to coding with Lego Mindstorms resulting in getting the robot to dance and set team building challenges such as building the tallest tower out of spaghetti.

 

Remote learning at Cabot Primary

The Prime Minister has asked that schools close to most pupils from 5th January 2021. This means we need to provide remote learning for your child. We know how hard this can be and will be doing all we can to support you and your children.

Please encourage your child to use the online resources we are providing. Your child’s teacher will call you and your child regularly to see how you are and see if you need help. If you are unable to access online learning because you don’t have suitable devices or internet connection, please let us know. We have a small number of devices in school available.

We have a limited number of spaces in school for face to face teaching. These are for key workers and vulnerable children. If you are a key worker and need provision for your child to enable you to go to work, please contact the school. We are trying to offer as much face to face teaching as possible for children who are unable to access remote learning successfully at home. To enable us to help as many children as we can as safely as possible, these places will need to be part time.

Reception and Key Stage 1

Children in Reception and KS1 will be taught remotely using Seasaw, we have found this to be a more accessible platform for our younger children. Children are expected to complete 3 hours of learning daily; this will include online learning and tasks that can be completed without a device. Teachers will set daily lessons in reading, writing, maths and phonics as well as another curriculum area. The lessons provided will include: videos recorded by the class teacher, videos from other agencies such as BBC or Oak Academy and tasks that can be completed on Seasaw.

Key Stage 2

Children in KS2 will be taught remotely using Google Classroom. Children are expected to complete at least 4 hours of learning daily; this will include online learning and tasks that can be completed without a device. Teachers will set daily lessons in reading, writing, maths and spelling as well as another curriculum area. The lessons provided will include: videos recorded by the class teacher, live lessons in Google Meet, videos from other agencies such as BBC or Oak Academy and tasks that can be completed on Google Classroom.