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24/05/24

Early Years has a special visit this week from Lucia's Tiny Farm. They got to meet and handle animals as young as 5 weeks old, learning about the life cycle and different stages of growth. Fun whilst learning pic.twitter.com/pjUF1fBrfh

08/03/24

What a fantastic effort from staff and children alike! pic.twitter.com/djOEwN86g7

15/02/24

Early years funding is changing! Please do visit https://t.co/53rGglU3qC to find out more. From September we will be offering places for 2 years olds. Please contact us to arrange a tour of our fantastic nursery. We look forward to welcoming you soon. pic.twitter.com/rOGAqXd0yc

08/02/24

Did you know many working parents can now apply for funding for their 2 year old's childcare? For more details please visit the Childcare Choices website. Our nursery will offering places for 2-4 year olds from September. Please contact us to find out more on 01295 574004 pic.twitter.com/9VMIzxm7tS

08/02/24

Did you know many working parents can now apply for funding for their 2 year old's childcare? For more details please visit the Childcare Choices website. Our nursery will offering places for 2-4 year olds from September. Please do contact us to find out more 01295 574004 pic.twitter.com/htfauAi4wJ

12/01/24

A first for Cherry Fields! We are very excited to have welcomed Tom from into school today. Some excellent budding musicians had their first go with keyboards and guitars today. pic.twitter.com/ozzmLK7blH

07/12/23

We are very proud to show off the fabulous Christmas artwork by our Darwin and Nightingale classes, which is proudly on display at Banbury Library.If you pop down please have a look, they have pride of place as you enter! Amazing work! pic.twitter.com/LmhO1Y2fMm

13/11/23

Please join us at our next open event, in preparation for choosing your Reception places for next September. The Head Teacher will give a presentation, a tour of the setting and allow our prospective families the opportunity to ask any questions they may have. pic.twitter.com/QRfJMG6F46

06/11/23

The Year 3 class have had a very creative day with Banbury BID building their own lanterns, for the Christmas Parade around Banbury Town. Wonderful skills demonstrated by our children and our grown up helpers too! pic.twitter.com/5vhlM1Z4zJ

05/10/23

We would like to say a huge thank you to the "Outstanding" team here at Cherry Fields. Our PTA presented the team with some custom made cakes and a card to show their appreciation and continued support. pic.twitter.com/T0uwAnXSKH

03/05/23

On Friday we had the pleasure of welcoming the Canal and River Trust into school for a water safety assembly. Fabulous engagement from all our pupils and some great information shared. Thank you pic.twitter.com/AAawXJCXFX

26/04/23

Our Year 2 class enjoyed their first cooking lesson this week. Attenborough class made their own dough and chopped the toppings for their pizza's. They then took these home with instructions on how to cook for their dinner! pic.twitter.com/oVeur5USgF

29/03/23

We recently welcome a talented local artist into school to work with our reception class. Delia shared her work, style, media and inspirations as well as running activities with the children allowing them to learn new techniques. pic.twitter.com/bC54lcPBNv

06/03/23

Thank you Banbury Library for sharing these beautiful pictures of our Year 1 and Year 2 class' art work after their trip to the library to celebrate World Book day 2023. pic.twitter.com/o4TfzWAOfu

03/03/23

What a fantastic week celebrating World Book day! We have had breakfast and a book with our families, our reading challenge, school trip to Banbury library and now our favourite book character costumes. pic.twitter.com/PgiYCY5F89

28/02/23

We had a fantastic turn out for our breakfast and a book morning. pic.twitter.com/ivsxxG3XZZ

03/02/23

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03/02/23

We welcomed in some of our parents/carers yesterday to assist with our community art project. They are helping create a fabulous Cherry Tree out of recycling materials. We cant wait to see it completed! pic.twitter.com/xKuiEkVmUv

03/02/23

Here is our fabulous Reception class team dressed up for NSPCC number day! pic.twitter.com/WAqISJoTNF

02/02/23

Congratulations to everyone at Banbury primary school rated as 'outstanding' in very first Ofsted inspection https://t.co/CfXF4f8o7t

Computing

At Cherry Fields Primary we follow the Teach Computing curriculum which has been devised by experts from the National Centre for Computing Education in conjunction with the DfE. 

At the bottom of this page, you can find a copy of the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Teach Computing Curriculum map.

The National Centre for Computing Education | STEM

 

Intent

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation; how digital systems work; and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.  

Through our computing education offer, we empower children to acquire and internalise disciplinary behaviours; there is a constant interplay between knowledge learnt, skills acquired and the ability to effectively express oneself grammatically in speech – Oracy. It is not enough for children to learn facts that they can recite or recall on demand to pass a test. Having a wealth of knowledge is irrelevant if they do not have the skill set needed to use that knowledge to better their position and therefore contribute positively to society. Furthermore, applying skills and using knowledge requires the most important element of all; the ability to communicate effectively. This will enable all children to think, behave, work and speak like a computer scientist. 

The intent of our computing education offer is to empower our children to dream, believe and achieve no matter their starting points. Our curriculum is therefore written to incorporate a balance between knowledge acquisition by reducing the cognitive load, the development of skills and the development of vocabulary; and deliberate experiences with the real world and local community. The school’s curriculum is posited on the notion that knowledge acquisition is fundamental to a human’s development. 

Implementation 

The units for key stages 1 and 2 are based on a spiral curriculum. This means that each of the themes is revisited regularly (at least once in each year group) and pupils revisit each theme through a new unit that consolidates and builds on prior learning within that theme. This style of curriculum design reduces the amount of knowledge lost through forgetting, as topics are revisited yearly. It also ensures that connections are made even if different teachers are teaching the units within a theme in consecutive years. 

The Teach Computing Curriculum is structured in units. For these units to be coherent, the lessons within a unit must be taught in order. However, across a year group, the units themselves do not need to be taught in order, with the exception of ‘Programming’ units, where concepts and skills rely on prior learning and experiences. 

National Curriculum Computing Programme of Study

KS1 Teach Computing Curriculum Map

KS2 Teach Computing Curriculum Map