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Curriculum

All learning experiences are planned to offer the broadest educational opportunities to pupils.  Everyday offers opportunities to acquire new skills and knowledge.


Learning is delivered through assemblies, visits, themed weeks, after school clubs, as well as through timetabled lessons for particular subjects.  We employ a combination of setting and mixed ability grouping depending on the subject area.


A range of strategies are used to motivate and address the needs of all learners.  Whole class teaching, group work, paired work and individual study is used at appropriate times.


Pupils are given the opportunity to take the initiative, make decisions, work co-operatively and sometimes independently, supported by the class teacher.  Resources are varied and include textbooks, worksheets, audio-visual, ICT and interactive materials, all of which are intended to support learning.

 

Foundation Stage Curriculum

Developing creative, confident learners

Children may enter Nursery in the school year in which they will be four years old and may start Reception in the school year in which they will be five years old.  The Nursery and Reception Years follow the Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum, which is based on seven areas of learning:


Prime Areas

  1. Personal, Social & Emotional Development

  2. Communication & Language

  3. Physical Development


Specific Areas

   4. Literacy

   5. Mathematics

   6. Understanding the World

   7. Expressive Arts and Design


In order for new pupils to settle into school, we ensure that the Nursery and Reception children have their own:

  • Early lunch sitting

  • Outdoor play area

  • Induction day.

 

KS1 & KS2

Children in KS1 (age 5-7, Yr1 and Yr2) and KS2 (age 7-11, Yr3- Yr6) follow the National Curriculum.   The National Curriculum Consists of:

 

  • Religious Education

  • Core Subjects (English, Mathematics & Science)

  • Foundation Subjects (Art & Design, Citizenship, Computing, Design & Technology, French, Geography, History, Music, Physical Education)

 

Delivery of these subjects ranges from discrete lesson time, cross curricular elements through other subjects and in dedicated curriculum days.

 

Curriculum Guides