Our ethos and curriculum has been developed to enable pupils to:
- use language effectively and imaginatively in speaking, reading and writing.
- gain a good basis of mathematical, scientific and technical knowledge , acquiring and being able to apply essential skills.
- develop lively, questioning minds, able to argue rationally and fairly, exercising tolerance and empathy.
- develop an awareness and understanding of their environment.
- promote their physical development and enjoyment of physical activity.
- acquire a positive self-image and a confident personality.
The school follows the National Curriculum for the core and foundation subjects and religious education. The school is not affiliated with a particular religious denomination. There may be rare instances when parents wish to withdraw their children from Collective Worship. If this is requested the pupils are allowed to withdraw at that point in assemblies when the act of worship takes place.
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The newly designated 'Foundation Stage' covers the early years of schooling delivered in the Nursery and Reception classes. It is based on the 6 areas of learning; social, physical, linguistic, mathematical, creative and knowledge and understanding of the world. This acknowledgement of the particular needs of early years' education is a welcome one and relieves the Reception class of the pressure to begin the formal National Curriculum. Collaboration between Nursery and Reception will be an important feature of the Foundation Stage.
On entry to Year 1 teachers plan to cover the National Curriculum programmes of study in English, Mathematics, Science, Information and Communication Technology, Geography, History, Design and Technology, Physical Education, Music, Art, and, in line with the local agreed syllabus, Religious Education.
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In addition to these subjects a course in Personal, Social and Health Education is followed throughout the school which also covers Sex Education and Drug Education. The aim is to help with the development of self-esteem, assertiveness and the ability to make informed choices in relation to questions of 'right or wrong'.
The Governing Body approves the teaching of Sex Education in school, and it forms a part of the PSHE programme. Parents of pupils in Y5 are invited to view the videos and materials to be used in these specific lessons, before they are shown to the children.