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A key strategy  for our success is 'Smart Time', which is based on an Early Years continuous curriculum approach.  Smart Time encompasses a mixture of targeted group work and independent learning based around a half termly concept. Children have the freedom to use and apply knowledge and skills taught in discrete lessons but without the constraints of a strict timetable, taking control of their learning. This allows for greater depth in learning, the development of personal style and nurturing passion for enquiry. Children write scripts, poems and reports; create animations, sculptures and presentations; choreograph dance sequences and perform plays…the list goes on.  Students who may struggle to succeed in traditional lessons, flourish as they become the den building expert, the actor or the potion master. Self-motivation and a sense of success permeate these sessions.

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