The curriculum refers to the wide range of learning opportunities provided by our school. This includes our timetabled lessons, out of school activities and attitudes, moral values and styles of behaviour promoted and supported by the school.
The National Curriculum
The Structure of the National Curriculum
- Every maintained school is obliged to provide a basic curriculum comprising Religious Education and for pupils of compulsory school age, the National Curriculum.
- In addition to Religious Education (5% of our teaching time) your child will study the following subjects:
- Core subjects - English, Maths and Science.
- Foundation subjects - Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Music, PE, RE, Foreign Language, SRE
The School Curriculum
Learning is meaningful, fun and inspiring. Whenever possible, this includes exciting visits to places of interest or visitors into school.
- The curriculum is broad but with high priority on English, Maths, Computing and Science.
- We have a combination of cross curricular and subject teaching to suit individual age groups.
- The curriculum is taught through a mixture of teaching styles and methods to suit children’s individual learning styles.
- Activity based learning and problem solving is integrated into the curriculum.
- Children experience ‘personalised learning’ so that individual needs and interests are met.
Phonics & Reading
Our aim is to foster a love of language and reading for our pupils. We therefore place great importance to enable our children to become fluent readers. From Reception, we follow the ‘Jolly Phonics' programme which is a child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. This multi-sensory method is very motivating for our children. Alongside this we follow the Oxford Reading Tree scheme which is rooted in encouraging the children to read for pleasure and become confident readers.
“A high quality maths education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
Primary National Curriculum 2014
Our maths curriculum aims to ensure that all our children leave school fluent in the fundamentals of maths, are able to reason mathematically and solve problems. We encourage all our children to see that maths is an essential part of their everyday life and we try to show them how maths is used in real life situations