THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Our school is situated at the top of the small village of Templeton. It is very forward thinking and enjoys an excellent reputation throughout Pembrokeshire and beyond. The school has a calm and welcoming ethos that provides pupils with a very safe and supportive learning environment with well organised, bright and stimulating classrooms.
The school is very well maintained. The modern classrooms are spacious, attractive and well designed each having all the relevnat resources for teaching in the 21st Century. The Foundation Phase, 3 - 7 year olds, benefit considerably from having large vibrant and attractive classrooms with well defined learning areas. They each have canopy areas to provide outdoor learning as an everyday part of the curriculum and which allow children to work outside whatever the weather. Various apparatus and resources have been purchased for the children to use, and the landscape developed to create a purposeful playing and learning areas.
‘The school has a strongly inclusive ethos, and teachers support pupils’ personal development, including their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well’
In Key Stage 2, 7 - 11 years old, the classrooms are large, well-furnished and welcoming. All classes in the school are equipped with interactive whiteboards and networked PCs. To further develop computing skills we have enough laptops for every pupil in a class to use their own laptop during a lesson and each with wireless broadband access and numerous laptops. The iPads and laptops are carefully timetabled throughout the school.
There is a large school hall used for school assemblies, PE lessons, drama activities and for hosting community events including Christmas concerts and St. David's Day celebrations. The school hall also acts as a dining room; there is a well-equipped kitchen which prepares fresh meals daily.
THE OUTDOOR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Our pupils benefit from outstanding outdoor learning and play areas. The outdoor environment provides high quality learning expereinces for the children. These experiences impact significantly upon pupils' wellbeing, physical development, scientific knowledge and sense of responsibility.
The school playgrounds offer ample space for games and activities. The outdoor facilities include: Adventure Playground, an ‘imagination’ play area, an all-weather track, a traverse climbing wall and numerous trim trail activities and sports pitches for rugby, netball and football.
There is an extensive conservation area which has been impressively developed with the aid of various grants and parental help. This area includes a school pond, poly tunnel and raised beds area, wooden benches and meadow areas. These area greatly enhances the learning experiences of the children. It offers a beautiful and quiet retreat for children who wish to sit and talk to their friends, read or listen to the sounds of nature.
During the summer, the school playing field is also used by children for recreational activities. This area also provides winter and summer games pitches and an athletics field.