"Pupils have the chance to take part in a whole raft of sporting events. They are rightly proud of their achievements." Ofsted 2017
We want all of our children to enjoy a rich and challenging primary curriculum during their time at our school. To support this we encourage involvement in many extra-curricular activities and enrichment days and events. Children's progress in all aspects of learning is the key focus at Badby School, however to support their understanding of the world around them and make sense of what they learn, we feel it is essential to immerse them in a variety of real life experiences.
Click here to view our curriculum for 2020/21.
Badby School follows the "Letters and Sounds" programme for phonics in EYFS and KS1. We use a variety of resources including "Jolly Phonics" and "Phonics Play" in our daily delivery.
EYFS and KS1 use the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme. This continues into KS2 as necessary.
We recognise that good communication between home and school is essential to ensure the best outcomes for children. In order to support this, we offer a variety of communication methods for parents, carers and teaching staff. The Home/School Communication Book is a great way to send messages between home and school. Classdojo keeps parents informed of what is happening in school through photographs and messages. Parent consultation meetings are held twice annually to share your child's progress in school. Teaching staff are also available for short meetings at the end of the school day or, for longer meetings, through an arranged appointment time.
The Badby Bulletin, along with class letters, will also help inform you of upcoming events in school. The school sends emails to those on our list and text messages are used to send important information quickly or to remind parents about events.
These vary from year to year. We provide a very wide range of lunchtime and after school activities, run by school staff and external providers. These include Netball, Football, Tag Rugby, Basketball, Golf, Art and Craft, Gardening, Strictly Dancing, Handbells and Chess. Children also have the opportunity to try for a place in our peripatetic violin and cello groups.
Members of the local community are involved in a variety of ways:
Events organised by the Friends Of Badby School.
Harvest and Christmas - the Harvest Festival service is held in Badby Church. Produce is collected and sent to local charities. At Christmas, relatives and friends are invited to the school Carol Service and KS1 play at school.
The school handbell ringers play at local events over the Christmas period, including the village hall.
Macmillan Coffee Morning at the Village Hall. This is held annually in conjunction with the local community and is open to all.
Summer events – Sports Day, Rose Day and KS2 production.