The Governors have adopted the County Council’s document. (A copy is held in school).
The content of the curriculum and the methods of learning are crucial at primary level. The attitudes, atmosphere and the organisation of our school, together with the knowledge and skills which are learned, are of vital importance.
We focus on the development of learning through the Building Learning Power programme, which ensures the development of skills throughout the school and have a new framework to ensure that pupils progress a real understanding and learning in early childhood are firmly rooted in practical activity.
We teach the Foundation Stage of education for children aged 4-5 years. The curriculum here underpins all future learning by supporting, fostering and promoting children’s development.
The curriculum is organised into six areas of learning:-
Personal, social and emotional development
Language and literacy
Knowledge and understanding of the world
The Foundation Stage is distinct and important in its own right and in preparing children for later schooling.
Key Stages 1 & 2
Our curriculum is broad and covers a wide range of subjects. There are 10 subject areas, plus RE, which we teach across the 5-11 age groups. In addition, we offer areas which we think are important in the education of the whole child.
The subjects covered in the National Curriculum are English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Information Communication Technology, Design Technology, Art, Music and PE. Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health Education form an important part of our work here.
We continue to place literacy and numeracy as top priorities within our school. Our children consistently achieve highly compared with other schools. These can be seen in the published results from National Tests.
Literacy and Numeracy hours were introduced and we were chosen as a pilot school for the National Numeracy Project.
We have set challenging literacy and numeracy targets as we strive to continue to raise standards. We are currently involved in cross-curricular developments to ensure that we provide the best possible opportunities for stimulating writing and problem solving.
We follow a broad and balanced curriculum that ensures access to all subject areas and believe that the best work comes from a rich creative, stimulating, enjoyable and challenging educational experience.
The planning of sessions and the time spent on individual subjects is monitored by the Headteacher. The quality of teaching and learning is also monitored regularly by senior staff and the Governing Body.