Our curriculum

What is the National Curriculum?

The Government released a New National Curriculum which all schools began to follow in September 2014. At the School, we teach all subjects enclosed within the new National Curriculum.

How do we implement it?

We believe in making learning experiences exciting, fun and unforgettable! By the time our children leave us, they will have blossomed into independent, creative and intelligent learners who achieve well.

"We believe that children learn best when they are excited about what they are going to do"

Our approach to the curriculum allows us to tailor learning to suit the needs of each child in our school through inspiring and challenging first-hand experiences. We believe that children learn best when they are excited about what they are going to do and we cover much more than just the New National Curriculum.

Broadly speaking, we divide our curriculum areas into half-termly topics.

How are our half-termly topics planned?

Within each of our half-termly topics, we have a key ‘Subject Driver’ which, as it says, drives the topic forwards. We try to introduce the topic through an exciting ‘hook’ or ‘take-off’ which sets the tone of the topic so children know what they are setting out to achieve in the form of the ‘Big Picture’.

"We have a variety of reading schemes to ensure that children’s preferences are met."

 During each topic we cover all other curriculum subjects, some of which will link closely to topics, and others which may be taught more discretely e.g. maths, phonics, spelling and grammar. We have a variety of reading schemes to ensure that children’s preferences are met. The core scheme is Oxford Reading Tree. The core Phonics scheme is Read, Write Inc., supplemented by other phonics materials.

Autumn 1 - Curriculum maps

 

  • Food Studies
    Food glorious food!
  • Geography
    Where are we?
  • Physical Education
    Getting fit!
  • PSHE
    All about life

 

Autumn 2 - Curriculum maps

 

  • Art and Design
    Adding finishing touches
  • Design and Textiles
    All the colours of the rainbow
  • Drama
    To be or not to be?
  • English
    The pen is mightier than the sword!

 

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