Innovative Curriculum

Our learning environment, both inside and outside, enables children to learn and play creatively and purposefully – in a range of settings, from our ever-popular tree house or mud-kitchen, to our creative play area, back garden, playground and climbing areas, role play areas and play houses, and design technology area.  We also have a school farm, where we grow vegetables and keep chickens and ducks and the occasional visiting goat!

We teach children to develop a growth mindset by modelling and encouraging these five principles:
  • Embrace challenge
  • Persevere in the face of setbacks
  • Effort is the only path to mastery
  • Learn from your mistakes and from criticism
  • Be inspired by and learn from the success of others.
We believe in the power of YET!

We have high expectations of our pupils: their behaviour is excellent and they treat everyone in our school community with respect and courtesy.  We expect children to work hard and take responsibility for, and pride in, themselves.

We strive to ensure that children at Nadeen receive a rounded education, so that they can excel not only in academic areas, but also in being a kind friend; caring for their environment; performing on stage; shining on the sports field; creating musical or artistic masterpieces or making their first million!

We really are a ‘Small School – Big Family’ and children from all year groups look after each other and work together on creative projects.

The 8Cs form the foundation of the educational journey that our children make.

Confidence
being able to take risks in our learning and tackle hard challenges

 

 

 

Curiosity

wanting to know about the world around us and always asking questions

Creativity
turning new and imaginative ideas into reality

 

Collaboration
working with others to achieve goals and overcome challenges

 

Communication
being able to express ourselves freely and respectfully

 

Craftsmanship

trying as hard as we can to produce the best possible outcome

 

Commitment
being resilient learners and never giving up
Critical Thinking

having the ability to solve problems and think independently

 

We believe that if children have these 8 skills, they can learn anything.

Teachers plan the explicit teaching of these skills into their lessons so that there is progression across the year groups and these behaviours become an embedded part of our children’s education.  As well as being part of our regular classroom practice, our 8Cs are practised in our creative play areas – both as part of lessons and independently at play time.  This area contains spaces and resources for creative play and problem solving – a mud kitchen, play houses, small play sand pit, dolls’ house, puzzles, pipes, brackets and balls for engineering challenges, and many more opportunities to develop and explore the 8Cs.

 

Virtual Learning at Nadeen School

 

As you might have seen, this summer it was announced that it is no longer mandatory for schools to provide Virtual Learning for students, shared by the Ministry of Education on Tuesday 2nd August 2022.
The Ministry of Education has announced that the syllabus system for the coming academic year 2022/23 in all kindergartens, schools, universities, government and private educational institutions at all stages will be mandatory attendance for all students.  The ministry clarified that there would be no choice for parents to attend their children to receive in-person or remotely learning, assuring its keenness to provide for all the requirements for a successful back to school.
At Nadeen School, following the announcement from the Ministry above, our provision for learning will be on site.
For students unable to attend or overseas, we will offer an extra provision to help support with Year 3 and above, including:
  1. Students will be included inGoogle classroomsto have the same access as those onsite.
  2. A link to acurriculum planfor all year groups.
  3. Aweekly class emailfrom the teacher.
  4. An appointment to discuss your child/their progress over email or an online meeting when required.
  5. Access to ourbook listcovered in school.
  6. Theresourcesfrom the online subscriptions used on site will be available.
  7. An opportunity for a teacher/student conference if needed, as directed by the class teacher.
We hope all students have the opportunity to be back on site.  We look forward to the new academic year and following the Ministry guidance above for our students at school.