Woodlands is a new part of St Joseph's Catholic Primary School and we all work closely together with an emphasis on inclusion, with every child in Woodlands also being a member of one of our primary classes. Woodlands allows children to become confident, sociable and independent learners. It is a place where individuals are celebrated.
Who is Woodlands for?
What are our aims?
What provision do we make?
How are places allocated?
How do we work together with families?
At St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, we recognise the importance of involving families in their children’s learning. We take every step to encourage effective parental involvement. Our staff are approachable and understand how essential regular communication is.
Through termly meetings and annual reviews we work together on individual support plans and agree the best ways to meet the desirable outcomes for your child. We liaise with external agencies to consider all your child’s needs.
Here is a virtual tour of Woodlands...
In Woodlands we desire for our children to be safe and happy, as well as being excited and challenged by their learning. We provide an environment that supports the sensory needs of our pupils; it is a stripped back classroom with minimal but neutral wall displays, dimmed lighting, natural feel, calming music and a quiet atmosphere. All learning is tailored to the individual child's needs.
Whilst in Woodlands, through a highly differentiated, personal and hands on curriculum we provide opportunities for students to not only develop their maths, reading and writing skills but to also learn and develop regulation strategies and life skills. It is through these learning opportunities that we endeavor to Believe in God, ourselves and others.
The children through the use of the continuous provision set up are able to develop their motor skills, speaking, listening and social skills through play based approaches.
We also invite and welcome visitors and experiences to Woodlands to further immerse the children and give purpose to their learning.