The school curriculum is broad, balanced and meets both local and national requirements. Children start in the Foundation Stage following the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS). In Key Stages 1 and 2, all subjects of the 2014 National Curriculum – English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, History, Music, Geography, Art, PE, MFL (KS 2) and Design Technology are taught.
For further details about the National Curriculum, or to view a copy of it, please click the link below:
In addition RE and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) are included. The RE curriculum follows the Local Authority agreed syllabus. The daily act of collective worship is broadly Christian in character and our Tuesday assemblies are often led by members of the ministry team from St Mary’s Church and we visit the church regularly for events such as Harvest Festival. In line with LA guidelines parents may request that children are withdrawn from RE and assemblies.
Whilst our priority is to ensure that pupils master basic skills in English, Maths and Computing, we also recognise the importance of a broad and balanced curriculum that ensures pupils develop their skills in all aspects of learning. With this in mind, we collaboratively, with Children, Parents, Carers, Staff and Governors, we developed our Learning Tree Curriculum.
Please click on the link below to view a copy of the topics studied by each Key Stage/Year Group:
Our school teaches phonics based on the Read Write Inc, we have a variety of reading schemes including Oxford Reading Tree. We teach a number of subjects through a creative, topic-based curriculum which we have found helps to make children’s learning more enjoyable and less abstract – and therefore more effective!
The Governors of the school feel that Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) should be a continuing aspect of education throughout the school. Provision for Science and Health Education will enable pupils to understand the process of growing up. An RSE unit will be taught to pupils in Years 5 & 6. In line with the LA policy parents will be consulted and have the option to withdraw their children from these lessons.
Below are documents that will give you some information about how and what your child we be learning this year as part of the National Curriculum 2014: