At Tibberton Community Primary School all children are valued for their individual strengths, talents and special abilities, whether this is in a core curriculum subject or in any other area.
We understand that all children, including the higher ability pupils, require support and challenge in their learning in order to make progress and reach their full potential.
Here at Tibberton, we use the term ‘higher ability’ to refer to pupils who demonstrate or have the potential to work at a standard well above their peers; this means they are exceeding the National Curriculum expectations for their age.
Provision for ‘higher ability’ pupils
We endeavour to meet the needs of higher ability children through careful identification and monitoring strategies and providing access to a curriculum that will not only support the development of the whole child intellectually, socially and emotionally, but will enable them to show aptitudes and quality of thinking.
We strongly believe that engaging teaching and learning for all is the key to securing achievement for every child. Through creative curriculum activities higher ability pupils are given a wide variety of exciting challenges and experiences, developing the ability to question, explain, persevere, communicate their thoughts and take risks in their learning whilst building relationships.
We support our more-able pupils by giving them opportunities for open-ended task, higher-order thinking challenges and extension activities. In class children work in a range of ways; ability groups, mixed ability, paired work and independent work. Varied teaching styles are used to stimulate critical thinking skills.
Supporting your child at home
Below are just a few ideas that you may like to try.
Visit the following websites for resources and ideas to your child’s development:
Enter a competition at https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/
Get inspired to write at https://www.pobble.com/
Complete a problem solving challenge at http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage
Test your mental maths skills at http://www.topmarks.co.uk/