The school’s curriculum policy sets out our approach to delivering the National Curriculum. Our aim is to provide a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, intellectual and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. The policy reflects the school’s ethos of providing access and entitlement for all learners. It informs all aspects of school practice, from planning, to teaching strategies, assessment and differentiation.
Children in EYFS are provided with a stimulating learning environment which encourages learning through play, a fundamental part of early learning. The school uses the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum to plan learning opportunities in the following areas:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Key Stage 1 and 2 subjects include:
The subjects are linked to the termly topics which are on a two year rolling program. The phonics programme which is followed is 'Letters and Sounds'. The primary reading scheme used is Oxford Reading Tree, however this is supplemented by a wide range of schemes to enable a broader vocabulary base and a range of styles and characters to be introduced.
School Council Our school council is made up of members of each class and these children are elected in to post, other pupils are appointed to School Council. They have a very important role to play in school life as they are the voice of all the children. If they feel there is something that should be done or needs improving the school council can approach the Head Teacher and discussions begin! Some of the things they have been involved in include reviewing school dinner menus, deciding on playground equipment and games and were even involved in interviewing the Headteacher.
Our termly topics are:
Year 1/2 - Local Heroes
Year 3/4 - Egyptians
Year 1/2 - How has our food changed?
Year 3/4 - Victorians
Year 5/6 - Who were the Vikings? and Are we damaging our world?
Year 1/2 - Greatest Explorers
Year 3/4 - Childhood
Year 5/6 - Time Travel