Our curriculum is broad and balanced to assist all aspects of a child’s development and help achieve the school’s agreed aims.
For our youngest children, aged 3-5, in the Foundation Stage, learning is developed through structured play. Work is planned covering the following prime areas of learning and development:
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Communication and language
- Physical development
And through the specific areas:
- Understanding the world
- Expressive Arts and Design
Children’s progress is reviewed throughout their time in Foundation Stage. A summary of their progress is shared with parents at the end of Nursery and again at the end of Foundation Stage. This will also include a summary of their learning characteristics. As children develop at their own rates and in their own ways, we recognise the need for some pupils to continue with the Foundation Stage curriculum as they move into Key Stage 1.
In Key Stage 1 (aged 5-7) and Key Stage 2 (aged 7-9) we have a ‘drama based learning in a purposeful context’ approach to learning. Through this pupils work for ‘client’ who asks for help with a job that needs to be done and the class become ‘experts’ in the area e.g. publishers, event organisers, theatre production, museum curators in order to complete the tasks. Projects can be based in ‘real-life’ or pupils can work for an imaginary client. This approach allows pupils greater ownership of their learning and they are clear about the purpose of their actions, their role and outcomes and pupils are highly engaged in their learning. The tasks set are channelled by the teachers towards the requirements of the national curriculum – science, design technology, history, geography, art and design, music, physical education and religious education.
Children’s work in every area of the curriculum is regularly assessed. Detailed records of each child’s attainments and experiences are passed with the child to new classes and new schools so that educational progress is uninterrupted.
Please click on the folders below to see what is taught within each curriculum area across the Key Stages.
Foundation Stage Curriculum
Year 1 Curriculum
Year 2 Curriculum
Year 3 Curriculum
Year 4 Curriculum
Art and Design
Design and Technology
Modern Foreign Language