We offer a curriculum which is broad and balanced, creative and which promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural and physical development of pupils at the school. Our curriculum prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life as engaged citizens.
The school curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that are planned for our pupils and is based, in part, on the National Curriculum, but goes beyond this.
We teach religious education to pupils at every key stage using local SACRE guidance.
We follow the new Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework for children in Reception. We follow the statutory National Curriculum programmes of study for English, mathematics and science from Year 1 to Year 6. Our curriculum matrix maps all subjects, taught discretely or as part of a topic of inter-related study, to ensure progression and content coverage of the National Curriculum in all other subjects. This ensures effective schemata which provide the links within and across subjects and topics supporting pupils to know more, remember more and do more. Our planning also makes provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).
Our curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said, and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement. It provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills. We teach our pupils about British values throughout the school year, taking advantage of cultural opportunities, events in the news and our curriculum.
Structure of our curriculum:
Phonics is taught rigorously using Read Write Inc., government validated systematic, synthetic phonics programme.
Please explore the individual subject areas of this Curriculum section of the website, clicking on the links within each virtual subject classroom.
We are currently reviewing our home learning policy and practice.