At our school we aim for all children to achieve to the very best of their ability and develop a life-long love of learning.
At the bottom of this page, you will find links to the aims of each of the subject areas we teach and outline plans for that subject. On your child’s class page you will find the link to the current term’s curriculum update.
Years 1- 4
September 2014 sees the introduction of the revised National Primary Curriculum. You can find full details of this by following this link:
The document details the programmes of study for Key Stages 1 and 2 (Years 1-6) and we will be using this framework to plan our curriculum for Year Groups 1 – 4.
At our school we have mixed year group classes. To ensure that children do not repeat the same topics we operate a two year rolling programme in a number of curriculum areas.
Children are taught within their class for most curriculum subjects although in Literacy we group children according to ability as we use the structured programme ReadWriteInc. to teach phonics, reading, and writing . We also have some specialist teachers (PE, Art and French) who work with classes across the school
We acknowledge that children learn in different ways and so teachers employ a range of teaching approaches and resources to motivate and encourage children to learn. In some cases, particularly in Key Stage 1, the curriculum planning is topic based linking subjects around a theme. In other cases learning is more discretely subject based.
Our curriculum planning for children in Foundation Stage is in line with the National Early Years Foundation Stage framework. The framework focuses on the development of the whole child and can be found by following this link.
Children are involved in active, play-based learning and they are encouraged to develop their own interests. Some more focussed learning also takes place as children begin to develop their Literacy and Mathematical skills. They also have more structured PE sessions to develop their core skills. At this stage the development of children’s Personal and Social skills is crucial and underpins the rest of their learning.