Children in nursery and rising 5 classes follow a learning programme based on the governments recommended Early Learning Goals for children pre compulsory education. They are given experiences and learning opportunities which develop their skills and concepts in six areas: -
Language and Literacy Personal and social
Mathematical Aesthetic and creative
Physical Knowledge of the World
Children in the Reception class follow the Early Learning Goals and Numeracy and Literacy strategies.
Children in Year 1 and Year 2 classes follow the National Curriculum, which covers:
History Physical Education
Technology Information Technology
They also follow the Buckinghamshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education,
and an adapted PSHE scheme
Statutory age children have a daily hour of teaching in Literacy and a further forty five minutes in Numeracy, to learn and consolidate basic skills.
As far as possible teachers plan their work through half-termly or termly cross-curricular topics, and teach through a variety of styles, contexts and approaches. Copies of the National Curriculum and schemes of work can be seen throughout the school.
As we are concerned to develop the whole child time is given to cross-curricular issues such as Multi-cultural awareness and Personal, Social and Health Education. Sex Education is taught in the context of the rest of the curriculum (e.g. in a topic on Ourselves) and consists of a simple knowledge of body parts and healthy living, together with general safety information.