Our curriculum

Our Aims

  • To ensure that all pupils receive their full entitlement to the whole curriculum through teaching of a high standard.
  • To provide a relevant challenging curriculum in which pupils will be encouraged to reach their maximum potential.
  • To provide a stimulating and vibrant curriculum and environment that will not only motivate children but also encourage them to understand the purpose and enjoyment of learning.
  • To provide an environment where children apply their knowledge, skills and understanding with confidence whilst developing their ability to investigate and problem solve through discussion, prediction and evaluation.
  • To encourage children to respect and value other cultures and beliefs and ultimately to become caring, confident and educated members of a multi-faith, multi-cultural society.
  • To develop positive attitudes and an awareness of the needs, strengths and qualities of others in order to work, share and grow socially and emotionally, spiritually and morally, physically and intellectually.
  • To involve parents in their children’s education and encourage strong links between home and school.

Curriculum

In the Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) the pupils work through the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which is play based with short focus activities in small groups. During the Autumn term in Year 1 this approach is developed and the content of the work matched to the National Curriculum. From Year 1 upwards pupils follow the National Curriculum and study all subjects. A modern foreign language (French) is introduced in Key Stage 2.

Year 3 children go to swimming lessons once a week, throughout the year.

The ‘Read, Write Inc’ phonics scheme, created by Ruth Miskin, is used across the school from Foundation Stage upwards.

See our Long Term Plan for our wider curriculum here. We are currently on Cycle B.

See our Long Term Plan for English here.

See our Long Term Plan for Maths here.

For more information on our curriculum, please speak to Mrs Kirkman (Curriculum Lead).