Primary School: Years 1 to 6

 

Bible
Our Bible programme is designed to teach children to study the Bible for themselves, understand its message and seek to apply God's word to every aspect of their lives.

English
This  includes handwriting, reading, spelling, grammar, composition and oral expression.

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Collaborative Reading between Year 1 pupils and a Year 8 pupil
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A Year 1 pupil colouring in to assist with fine motor control. 
The contents links in with our Phonics programme.


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Magnifying those moments to see what's really happening...
Phonics
A solid foundation in reading will reap rewards later.  A strong emphasis is placed on teaching phonics so that children learn to read and write within the first year.

Our two-fold approach to phonics includes our own phonic programme plus the Letterland programme.  This combination has proven to be very successful. Our systematic approach is complemented by reading at home every day. Children are taught to 'sound' out unfamiliar words.

Spelling
All children throughout the school have spelling homework every day. Year 1 children will start with three to five words and children in Year 6 progress onto etymology (origin of words).

 
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     Year 1 Art                      Year 4 Art
Maths
The progressive style of our maths courses enables children to advance where necessary or revise concepts not yet mastered.  Where a topic is dealt with in one term e.g. time, division etc, it is re-visited again to ensure concepts remain fresh and can be studied in more depth.

Addition, subtraction or multiplication tables are given as homework every day.


Science
Science is taught to equip children with skills and knowledge that recognizes order, purpose and the wonder of God's creation.

Culture
This is also known as Social Studies in state schools. Children are taught that God is the God of history.  Children need to learn how to interpret and evaluate history and geography and present day society within a biblical framework and in the light of God's word.

Music and Art
These are taught from the perspective of developing in children skills and an appreciation of God's majesty and beauty of His creation.


Other Subjects
Home economics, technology, crafts, languages, photography, economics and computer studies are available for students in modules.  These are usually studied by the upper primary and high school children. Computers are introduced across the curriculum from Year 3 onwards.


Sport and Physical Education
Each class has designated times for Physical Education throughout the week and includes a range of activites.

We aim to improve the gross motor co-ordination of our younger pupils through the Gymsport programme at Bruce Pulman Park.  Older pupils take part in the swimsation programme.

Pupils take part in other sports disciplines through their local clubs.

Trips
We endeavour to link into the curriculum events that may be of special interest.  Trips are funded by school fees and transport is provided by volunteer parents.

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Science Experiment on Electricity
 
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National SumDog Winners
 
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Gymsport for Years 1 and 2
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                       Storybook Day
 
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Auckland Christian Schools Cross Country

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

To pursue excellence for Christ by developing our God-given gifts and using them in His service.

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