The National Curriculum
Each child is entitled to the curriculum as laid down by the National Curriculum. This provides a framework which will ensure the development of your child as they move through the school.
As well as Religious Education, pupils follow courses of study in the National Curriculum subjects. These include the CORE SUBJECTS: English, Mathematics Science, ICT. and 6 other, Design Technology, History, Geography, Music, Art, Physical Education. French is taught in Y6.
Other areas covered include, Citizenship, Personal and Social Education and Health Education. School policy documents are available if parents wish to see them. Please talk to the Headteacher if you are interested.
We feel it is important to maintain a flexible response to children’s needs and interests, so we do not stick rigidly to a subject timetable, but we do have in mind the proportion of time allocated to each subject.
The National Curriculum provides ATTAINMENT TARGETS which will provide standards against which children’s progress will be assessed. Children at the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) are assessed every year in accordance with the requirements of the National Curriculum. Results of these are published and individual children’s results are given to parents in their reports at the end of each academic year. Children at the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6) will also be assessed during the summer term and results will be issued to parents in the same way as Key Stage 1.
Please note that the requirements of the National Curriculum do not apply to children who are not of statutory school age. The emphasis in the teaching of reception age children will be on preparing these children for their later years in school.
YR is part of the Foundation Stage Early Learning Goals to assess children’s learning. Children become part of the National Curriculum from Y1.
The Governors statement of curriculum aims.
The Governors aim to ensure that:
• Each pupil will have a broad and balanced curriculum relevant to his or her particular needs.
• The curriculum will promote development in all the main areas of learning and experience
• Each pupil develops as a individual as a member of society and as a future adult member of the community with a range of personal and social opportunities and responsibilities
• Through timely praise, encouragement and enjoyment, all children are well motivated.