Curriculum

The curriculum is driven by our school vision which is summarised in the strapline, ‘Working together so that all may flourish’. 

We see the curriculum as everything we offer and provide within school for our children, encompassing the academic and beyond.  Children will leave this school, not only as the best readers, writers and mathematicians that they can be, but as well rounded individuals, with a sound knowledge of the world around them.  For this to happen, our children need to be independent, confident learners who love to learn for learning’s sake.

 

Our academic curriculum arises from the National Curriculum, as specified by the government. 

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework in the Early Years Foundation Stage.  

Download the Parents Guide to The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework for more information.

Our phonics programme is 'Letters and Sounds'.

In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, we follow the National Curriculum. The subjects which form the National Curriculum at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 are English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Education, Art, History, Geography, Music, Physical Education, Languages, Computing and Design and Technology.

Download the National Curriculum for more information

We teach some of these subjects discretely, such as Maths, RE, PE, MFL (French), Music and Grammar/Punctuation/Spelling.  Other subjects are currently taught through a 'topic' based cross-curricular approach. When appropriate, we make connections between discrete subjects and the class topic.

We also implement Personal and Social Education, sometimes as a discrete subject, sometimes within other subjects.

The way in which the curriculum is delivered will vary dependent on the needs of the children as well as the most appropriate method for the subject/learning. Children may be taught as a whole class, as matched or mixed ability groups and/or as individuals.

Each term, there will be a topic web on each class’s page on our website.

For more information about our curriculum or any questions please email your child’s class teacher.

 

We are currently reviewing the schemes of work for non-core subjects and rolling programme of topics across the whole school - this area will be updated as this review progresses.