We place great importance on providing a broad and vibrant curriculum. We follow a thematic based approach and involve our pupils in planning their own learning. The curriculum is enhanced by the learning of a Modern Foreign Language right from Nursery onwards. A wealth of enrichment activities including residential visits, visitors and learning beyond the classroom ensure that we provide experiences to engage, motivate and inspire.
Curriculum and Assessment
The new National Curriculum was introduced into schools from September 2014. Staff at our school spent the previous year preparing for this, becoming familiar with the new end of year expectations and planning a curriculum that meets the needs of our pupils and reflects the local community and context.
The curriculum has been planned to link together the different subject areas and objectives for each year group into themes. We know that children learn best when they can make connections between the different areas of their learning and this approach makes the subjects more relevant and motivating for them. Most themes have been planned with an enquiry question as the title. The long term over view of the planned themes for the whole school can be found on this website. Our school ethos and values are based upon Christian values, which in turn reflect unique fundamental British values.
In addition, the staff have planned key objectives and questions for each of the themes and this will be covered with the children using a range of carefully planned and differentiated teaching and learning activities. These are outlined for each class on the website.
Learning to Read
National Curriculum - Parents Complete Guide
Phonics for Parents
Supporting your Child at Home
We aim to provide a wide range of opportunities and experiences for our pupils. In addition to learning experiences within school hours, there are a wide range of extra-curricular activities available to the children. These vary term to term, but over the year they include:
- Bug Club
Please refer to the Newsletter for more details each term.