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ICE Zone

ICE (Intensive Curriculum Experience) Zone


Children in Year 1/2/3 and 4 have access to the ICE zone as part of their foundation subject learning.

There is a Y1/2 ICE zone and a Y3/4 ICE zone.

The foundation subjects units for History, Geography, Computing, Art, DT and RE are planned in across a term. These are taught through a combination of half class teaching by the teachers in the classroom and also through teaching assistant led and independent learning tasks in the ICE Zone. Children have 2 foundation subject lessons a week in class and 2 in the ICE zones. Children are expected to complete 4 learning tasks across a fortnight in the ICE zones.  Some of these are led by teaching assistants and others are an opportunity for children to develop their independent learning, following input.

Learning is also consolidated in the ICE zones based on the teaching in class.

In addition to this, children also have weekly outdoor learning sessions as part of their wider curriculum learning. These cover a range of subjects and include learning activities such as gardening, monitoring seasonal changes and exploring wildlife,