The curriculum underpins all that we do and lies at the heart of raising standards. All maintained schools are required to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for children which:
The curriculum for Nursery and Reception follows the Early Years Foundation Stage requirements. There are seven areas of learning and development which form our curriculum.
These consist of:
Class teachers and Early Years Educators work together to plan for the children. Following discussions and informal assessments staff identify children’s interests, strengths and next steps for learning. Individual portfolios of children’s work are developed over the year to demonstrate progress made in all areas of learning.
The curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 includes the following National Curriculum subjects as specified in their Programmes of Study – English and Maths are known as the core subjects, whilst Science, Art and Design, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Music, Physical Education and Information and Communication Technology are known as the foundation subjects.
Maths is planned in units focusing on skills and application, English is planned around a core text often linked to the creative context. The school follows the ReadWrite Inc Phonics scheme. All planning is in accordance with National curriculum requirements.
Other subjects are developed within the school’s creative context curriculum in order that the curriculum has breadth and balance.
The other statutory requirements are:-
In addition we teach:
Please note that children can only be withdrawn from the sessions which are not in the statutory Science or PSHCE curriculum of the school. This is only applicable for Key Stage 2.
All curriculum subjects are enriched with themed days, educational visits and visitors to school to provide a multi-sensory and experiential approach to learning.