Curriculum

We aim to bring learning alive, making it exciting and stimulating. We are a school that likes to celebrate success, at every level. The life of the school is driven by enthusiasm and a desire to achieve. We want to give our children a thirst for learning that continues with them throughout their future school experiences and lives. The curriculum takes account of the needs of all children and is planned accordingly. Our committed teaching and support staff strive to bring out the very best in our children and equip them with the skills they will need for the future. Learning is fun and interactive and children are well supported to reach their personal goals. We place great emphasis upon the well-being and personal development of every child and encourage them to have self-discipline, tolerance and a sense of responsibility for others. We expect the best from our children and ourselves.

Key Drivers for our Curriculum

Our curriculum is planned around a series of themes that maximise cross-curricular links whilst ensuring there is a clear development in the learning of key skills.  As a school we believe that there are three ‘curriculum drivers’ that personalise our curriculum and develop the whole child in order to prepare them for life beyond Primary School. These have been chosen through consultation with staff and governors, identifying the needs and interests of all of our children.

Ambition and Possibilities

  Life-Skills and Enterprise   

Knowledge and Understanding

Curriculum Drivers explained in more detaIl

 

Our Creative Curriculum is organised through a ‘topic based’ approach which incorporates key skills set out in the National Curriculum. The use of Computing is encouraged in all topic areas as a subject in its own right and in both the teaching of the topic and in the opportunities for children’s independent learning. Each class teacher is responsible for the delivery of the Creative Curriculum.

essentials curriculum explained

We plan topics carefully, one per term for each class, so continuity and progression are smooth and aid development. Topics enable us to identify skills, concepts, knowledge and ideas from individual subjects and bring them together in a cohesive way. All children are involved in the planning of topics with class planning sessions held every term with their teacher, before the start of the topic, so they can shape their learning towards topics that interest and motivate them, identifying questions and concepts they wish to learn about.

 

Each term your child will bring home a Topic Overview Sheet identifying the topic and key skills that they will be learning during the next term.

Keep them safe and work through the plan with your child as they progress through their topic.

Each term, as well as receiving a topic sheet, parents/carers of children in Class 2, 3 and 4 will also receive a curriculum sheet which will show you how we are meeting the requirements of the 2014 curriculum as well as the needs and interests of your child. They are available on the website too by clicking the links on this page and on each class page.

 

Nursery and Reception Curriculum Areas of Learning 2018 - 2020

As we involve the children in their areas of learning, based on their interests, topics will be linked as they are developed across the year.

Autumn 2018

Celebrations

Spring 2019

Flying Things

Summer 2019

Sounds

Autumn 2019

Traditional Rhymes

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Click here to find out about Early Years Foundation stage curriculum

 

Year 1 and 2 Curriculum Areas of Learning 2018 - 2020

 

Years 3 and 4 Curriculum Areas of Learning 2018 - 2020

 

Years 5 and 6 Curriculum Areas of Learning 2018 - 2020

 

Each Class Page contains the Topic Overview Sheets for the current areas of learning:

Nursery

Class 1

Class 2

Class 3

Class 4

 

Please click on the following pictures to find out more information about each subject or area of learning.