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Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview

 

The children follow a broad and balanced curriculum, in accordance with the National Curriculum. More information about the National Curriculum can be accessed here.

 

A key feature of our curriculum is our learning skills approach; learning skills mean that the children learn how to be successful learners by developing skills such as resilience and curiosity. In addition to discreet teaching of these skills, we make links with them throughout every day in all lessons.

 

Our curriculum is designed to provide creative, exciting and memorable learning experiences for all the children in our school. We have created topics that integrate the different areas of The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum for Reception and the different subjects of The National Curriculum for Years 1 to 6.

 

Subjects are integrated into topics which change across the school term by term, supplemented by themed experiences. We aim to ensure our curriculum has freedom and flexibility so that we can provide opportunities for the children to direct the learning journey and have greater ownership over their learning, promoting high levels of engagement and enjoyment in learning. It means that learning can be carefully matched to the needs of the children, following their interests, experiences and needs. It also means that we can seize opportunities to respond to local, national and global changes. We provide a blend of adult and self-directed opportunities, facilitating opportunities for children to challenge themselves and be confident in taking risks with their learning. 

 

 

We prepare children for life as active citizens in modern, multi-cultural Britain, enabling them to show respect and tolerance to all peoples and groups. Children will learn about citizenship, democracy and significant figures in our country, including the Royal Family.

English, Mathematics and Science receive the majority of the teaching time and PE, History, Geography, Art, Design & Technology, Computing, Music and Spanish make up the remainder of the timetable. Children also study Religious Education.

Sex and Relationships Education is covered in the framework of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE). The school’s Sex and Relationships Education Policy is available on the schools website as well as from the school office.

Parents and carers have the right to withdraw their children from RE and Collective Worship on religious grounds, should they wish to do so. This can be discussed with the Headteacher.

 

Please speak to the school office or your child's teacher if you require more information on any aspect of our curriculum.

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