Our curriculum is designed with the breadth and depth needed to develop the core skills that children will need for the future in an ever changing world. The curriculum builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their starting points, as they progress through each Key Stage. This ensures there are no barriers, enabling every child to reach their full potential, in preparation for later life.
The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum alongside other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the pupils in our school. The aim of our curriculum is for pupils to have the requisite skills to be successful, resilient, independent and motivated learners.
We teach all National Curriculum statutory subjects including English, Maths, Science, Religious Education, Computing, History, Geography, Art, Design Technology, PE ( PE lessons are delivered by a specialist coach), Music and Modern Foreign Languages. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural developments of our pupils are woven through the curriculum. Threaded throughout the curriculum are our Christian values which enable our children to develop a deeper understanding of faith and spirituality.
Phonics is taught every morning and we follow the Letters & Sounds scheme of work. The reading scheme for the younger readers is Oxford Reading Tree including Floppy Phonics and Jolly Phonics. Children have a reading book matched to their phonic knowledge/reading ability.
We are developing an approach to delivering the National Curriculum that is highly focused on the skills that children need to acquire to be successful in all areas of their learning. As a result, we focus on specific subjects during each term. This helps our children see a clear progression within the lessons and can start to make links between sessions and understand why we have sequenced lessons accordingly.
Pupils have opportunities to share their learning with each other, their parents and carers and other learners through class assemblies, Church services and events. Developing their independence and motivation as learners and their sense of responsibility as future citizens is at the heart of all our teaching and learning.
Please see our curriculum maps on the class pages for further information.