Netherleigh and Rossefield School

Netherleigh And Rossefield KS1 and KS2 Introduction


Year 1 - Lister

In Year 1 the children are made to feel secure and safe in a happy environment. Once these essentials are in place, the aim is that all children reach their full potential, have a positive learning experience Year 1and a wonderful year. This is done through different teaching and learning styles - hard work, stimulation and fun!

In Year 1 we meet the needs of all our learners, whatever their ability and ensure good progress for all. The children receive a good grounding in writing, spellings and number work. Speaking and listening skills are a daily focus.

In this year children become confident readers, they enjoy a range of reading materials in school and from home. Towards the end of the year, they achieve National Curriculum reading levels ranging from 1-3.


Year 1The afternoons are more creative and topic based. This Autumn half term our Science topic has been ‘Ourselves’ - we have been looking at the ‘Senses’.

We decided to investigate smelling and tasting different foods. The pupils enjoyed the whole experience of handling, smelling, tasting and describing different foods. Not only did we have some funny facial expressions, but for some pupils it was a totally new experience tasting these foods for the first time and learning their names. Such learning journeys are interactive, productive and very rewarding.

Mrs Morrell (Teacher) Miss Shibboo (EY Practitioner)

Year 2 - Titus

In Year 2, we provide a wide curriculum and encourage the children to become more independent. Each child has their own desk and has to store and find their own books and belongings. They have daily homework which they record in a diary, and independent research is expected.

The small class size enables good differentiation; every child can progress at their own rate.

In literacy, accurate spelling and sentence construction is stressed, handwriting becomes joined and children learn to write their own stories following a plan and using exciting words.

Year 2 at Netherleigh and Rossefield schoolIn numeracy, fast mental ability is paramount; children concentrate on all four rules and cover topics such as shape, time, money and data handling.

Other curriculum subjects such as Art, Computing, History and Geography are used in a cross-curricular way whenever possible.

Good manners and behaviour are key to good learning and are monitored carefully.

It is hoped that all of the class will leave Year 2 well-motivated and with an organised attitude towards school life.

Mr Silson.

Year 3/4 - Cartwright.

Year 3_4 displayEnglish – syllabus covers all genres and styles including -  Playscripts, information texts, instructions, poetry, newspaper reports. Comprehension skills are taught, spellings are given and learned weekly and creative writing is theme based. The class reader of The BFG led to work linked across the curriculum with Art and craft to make dream catchers and bottles of dreams, and was a base for creative writing about dreams.

Maths covers all aspects of 4 rules – fun with fractions and decimals, time, 3D and 2D shape, data handling paper and pencil methods are taught along with mental strategies. Practical sessions are included for weighing, measuring and time alongside problem solving and mental agility. Lots of emphasis is put on the importance of times tables!

History topics for the year include Vikings, Children in World War 2 and Local history based round the model village of Saltaire. Independent research accompanies teacher led work.

Year 3_4 displayGeography topics for the year include Learning about the UK. An example was work based on the seaside town of Weymouth, all aspects of water – water cycle, sewerage and drainage etc, and our local environment – this is a cross curricular link with the history topic based round Saltaire.

Art – we study the works and styles of various artists – eg William Morris. Children are taught how to draw figures and observation drawing from nature. A variety of materials are used including paint, clay fabrics, cardboard, chalk and many other materials.

R.E  We look at the main religious festivals for  Christians – Easter and Christmas, Muslims Eid , Hindus – Divali and Chinese New Year , Succoth – Judaism.
Year 3_4 classroom

Science – These are lively, interactive fun lessons including experiments and practical sessions. Topics cover Habitats and food chains, moving and growing which involves investigation into skeletons, bones, organs inside the body, looking at healthy diets, personal hygiene and exercise – this links cross curricular with PSHCE. Circuits is an interactive topic allowing children to handle wires, switches, batteries etc. Solids, liquids and how they can be separated – this also  involves practical sessions. Friction covers all aspects of forces and experiments to identify which surfaces affect the force of friction. Keeping warm covers properties of natural and man made materials and how insulation and conduction of heat works.

Verbal and non-verbal reasoning are taught to extend children’s powers of observation and recognition skills and enhance their knowledge and use of words.

Miss Cripps.

Year 5/6 - Peel.

Our children are taught techniques that will enable to work accurately with larger numbers, and with decimal numbers. They are also taught the underlying theory so that they know why the techniques work. For example, we teach how to multiply and divide any number by 10, 100 and 1,000 so that the children can not only multiply and divide successfully, but can explain also why it works.

We place strong emphasis on known facts – number bonds and times tables. A sound knowledge of both is a requirement for success in Maths at this level. Reasoning and problem solving skills are built into the curriculum.Yr 5_6 Classroom

By this age, it is expected that children are already reading fluently: the focus shifts onto comprehension skills, including author’s intent and textual features.
In writing, children are taught to write in a variety of styles: stories, poetry, news reports, and persuasive writing are just a sample of the genres covered.

Our children’s writing regularly features in externally published compilations. This year, our poetry features in a compilation entitled “Out of This World.”

Shakespeare’s plays MacBeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream also feature in our curriculum, as do the classic poems “The Highwayman” and “The Lady of Shallott.”

Robin Hood Bay TripTopics covered include: Sun, Moon and Earth, Being Healthy, Forces, Light, Sound, Adaptations in Animals and Evolution and Inheritance. We also teach the skills of scientific investigation.

Music, Art, History and Geography are also taught to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum. Out of school visits are a regular feature.

Recent trips have included Temple Newsome, a live performance of Peter and the Wolf at Bradford Cathedral, and Robin Hood’s Bay to study tourism and coastal erosion.

Mr Maddra.