All children are unique and individual. So are all schools. With this in mind, we have in place our own broad and balanced curriculum, which ensures coverage of statutory curriculum content, knowledge and skills; but also incorporates elements that reflect our context and the skills and experiences we want our children to develop and encounter during their time at our school.
We have a whole school emphasis on developing vocabulary, revisiting and reviewing learning so that it ‘sticks’, keeping tasks open-ended, and ‘quizzing’ to check gains in knowledge.
In order to engage and excite the children we organise our curriculum around high quality texts. We aim to nurture lifelong learning using Building Learning Power, Co-operative Learning and Life Skills as threads weaved throughout our curriculum. We also aim to promote ‘opportunity’, and ‘The Greats’.
Children progress at different rates and have differing strengths and weaknesses. Our curriculum aims to strike a balance between the core skills (English and Maths) and the foundation subject skills (Science, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Computing, Physical Education, Religious Education, Art and Design, Music, Languages and Relationships & Health Education); in order that children’s talents can be exploited and applied more widely.
Click on the relevant links below to see curriculum overviews for each subject area…
Subject Overview – Art & Design Technology…
To learn more about the statutory National Curriculum click here – Primary National Curriculum 2014
To learn more about the Relationships & Health Education curriculum click here – Relationships & Health Education in your child’s primary school – A guide for parents
Click below to see the statutory curriculum content for each year group…
- Reception Statutory curriculum overview
- Year 1 Statutory curriculum overview
- Year 2 Statutory curriculum overview
- Year 3 Statutory curriculum overview
- Year 4 Statutory curriculum overview
- Year 5 Statutory curriculum overview
- Year 6 Statutory curriculum overview
A daily Phonic session is planned and delivered in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, following the Letters and Sounds programme. For those children who do not achieve the expected standard in the Year 1 Phonics Screening test, further Phonics support is put in place in Year 2 and children then retake the Screening test at the end of Year 2.
Banded books are used for individual reading. A range of schemes are utilised, including:
- Collins Big Cats
- Oxford Reading Tree
- Cambridge Reading
High quality, real texts are used for teaching reading in school through our Whole Class Guided Reading approach.
Click on our YouTube channel to see how we teach the written methods within the four mathematical calculations (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division)…