Our curriculum is delivered using a thematic approach delivered using the Cornerstones Curriculum approach (https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/). This focuses on using a key question each week to develop a line of enquiry and learning. It is a context based way of organising the curriculum and helps the pupils develop the skills of independent learning.
Throughout the year the children will complete at least 6 themes which will cover many of the curriculum requirements in all the subjects. Lessons which cannot be linked to the themes are taught separately.
The choice of the theme may be influenced by events happening at the time, the pupils’ interests and their needs. It is the teacher’s decision as to the order of their themes.
The school’s RE is taught using the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.
The school places considerable emphasis on the acquisition of basic skills in daily English and Maths sessions. These skills are then used and applied through thematic work.
In all subjects, children are grouped within the class and carefully planned work is set according to their ability.
Higher achieving children are identified and receive appropriate extra support.
Parents are sent half termly letters and have the opportunity to attend meetings which give details of curriculum areas and topics to be covered.
These include details of homework menus and ways in which parents can support their children’s learning at home.
Parents are invited into school to see topic work in ‘Pride Folders’ each half term. We integrate the use of ICT in a meaningful relevant way.
We are continuing to develop a curriculum which is relevant to our pupil growing up in our locality into today’s world. Pupils, parents and carers, staff and governors have all had the opportunity to contribute, giving us a curriculum that both meets the requirements of the New Primary Curriculum and the needs of the pupils.
Please click on the link below for information on KS1 and KS2 tests.
Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception) The Early Years Foundation Stage sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.
The EYFS Framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.
Key Stage One (Years 1 & 2) and Key Stage Two (Years 3 to 6) Our curriculum has been designed to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and gives our pupils the widest possible educational opportunities. It caters for the development of the whole child with a balance between the academic and creative. Children are taught as individuals, group members and as a class unit, according to their needs. Great emphasis is placed upon creating the right environment in which learning can flourish. The core subjects followed are Mathematics, English and Science. The foundation subjects are Computing, History, Geography, Design Technology , Art, Music, P.E., R.E. and modern languages (French). In all subjects children cover the expectations for their year group with lessons differentiated to meet their individual needs so that they can achieve their potential.