Iver Heath

Nurturing happy, healthy, confident learners in a safe, rich learning environment

  • 'Thank you for all the guidance and support you have given our daughter. You have really instilled a lot of confidence in her!'
  • 'Words cannot express how grateful my husband and I are to all the staff for the hours of dedication and support that you have given our son throughout his time at the school!' (Parent)
  • 'Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed her experiences during her Forest School sessions and we enjoyed listening to her excited stories afterwards!'
  • 'Thank you for all your hard work, care and never ending support'.
  • 'Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all' Aristotle
  • 'It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression' Albert Einstein
  • 'Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire' WB Yeats
  • 'Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world' Nelson Mandela

English

The school follows the National Curriculum introduced in September 2014.

The whole school teaches phonics using the Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics schemes. In Reception, Yr 1 and Yr 2 there are daily phonics sessions.

Click here for a guide on how to say sounds correctly.

As well as using phonics to support the children’s development in reading, the school also encourages the enjoyment of reading through a rich reading and literary environment that includes a wide range of stories read in class, visits to the school library, visits to the village library and visits to the school by poets and authors. The school’s reading schemes include:

Oxford Reading Tree

Jelly and Bean

Collins Big Cat

Ginn 360

Teachers employ a wide range of exciting strategies and resources to inspire children's writing. As well as structured writing lessons, children also have the opportunity to write creatively and freely in their own writing journals.

On 19th January 2016 we held a phonics information morning for parents. If you were unable to attend, or would like to recap what was said, click here for the Power Point presentation.