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Curriculum

What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

 

Curriculum introduction

Our curriculum is based on Development Matters for EYFS and the National Curriculum for key stages one and two. Our pupils are offered a very wide range of experiences to extend their understanding of themselves and the world in which they live including the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. Skills, attitudes and values are developed to prepare the children for the next stage of learning (key stage 1 and 2 ready and secondary ready), and enable them to be successful as citizens in modern Britain. We believe that effective learning takes place when there is considerable emphasis on active involvement, opportunities to talk both imaginatively, expressively and to explain and clarify thinking. We make meaningful connections across subjects in a creative curriculum.

 

This policy makes reference to The New National Curriculum 2014. It is linked to our other policies that link to Teaching and Learning.

 

Aims

That all pupils are provided with outstanding learning experiences that lead to consistently outstanding levels of pupil achievement.

 

  • From the start, children are taught through differentiated activities and learning groups to allow further consolidation for some, and for greater speed and depth at the upper end of attainment.
  • It also provides opportunity to extend thinking, linked to the revised Blooms Taxonomy.
  • That all teachers and other professionals possess expert levels of knowledge in the subjects they teach
  • That all teachers and other professionals are “lifelong learners”, committed to an ongoing development of their own knowledge and skills to optimise the pupils’ learning experiences.
  • That a positive, caring attitude, where achievements at all levels are acknowledged and valued, is prevalent throughout the school.
  • That all pupils from the earliest opportunity, are encouraged to develop independence, self-discipline, responsibility and the ability to build resilience


EYFS Curriculum

In EYFS, we follow the Early Years Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, published in March 2014 by the DfES. This Framework specifies the requirement for learning and development in the Early Years and provides specific areas of learning we must cover in our curriculum. These areas are:

 

Prime Areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language development
  • Specific Areas
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

 

We have also included the specialist teaching of music, art, physical education and computing in reception.

 

Our curriculum policy is available by clicking on the appropriate tab as well as by request from the School Office.

If you require a copy of this document in large print or language of your choice, please contact the School Office.

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