Curriculum

September 2017

The National Curriculum subjects are English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Religious Education (RE), Art and Design, Music, Computing, Design and Technology, Physical Education, and for KS2 a modern foreign language.

Our Curriculum Statement

Aims:

  • to nurture and develop well-rounded, capable and caring individuals
  • to give children the skills, knowledge and attitudes to lead a rich and fulfilling life In order to achieve our aims, we need to ensure children:
  • have firm foundations of basic skills that they can use and apply
  • have a broad range of exciting and creative opportunities to discover and nurture their individual talents
  • understand the distinct nature of the different disciplines that enable one to become a specialist in a particular area, eg. an artist or a historian
  • develop a set of core human values that underpin their spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development and their sense of uniqueness and self-worth as individuals
  • have access and opportunity for all individuals to achieve their potential
  • develop their thinking and questioning skills

Click here for a link to the 2014 National Curriculum, which we are following for all subjects.

English Curriculum

The links below give more detail of the English curriculum being followed in each year group during 2017-18Age Related Expectations for Year Two

Year 1 English

Year 2 English

Year 3 English

Year 4 English

Year 5 English

Year 6 English

Enquiry Curriculum

Each class focuses on an Enquiry each term or part of a term. The learning is skills-based. The children are encouraged to be independent learners and this is an area we have worked on this school year.

Our Enquiries start with a ‘wow’ opener. The children then ‘immerse’ in information and finding out. They then ‘have a go’ at showing their understanding. The Enquiries then end with a ‘challenge’ and frequently a ‘celebration’.

The links below give more information about the Enquiry Curriculum in each year group for 2017-18.

Year 1 Enquiry

Year 2 Enquiry

Year 3 Enquiry

Year 4 Enquiry

Year 5 Enquiry

Year 6 Enquiry

Age Related Expectations 2017-18

Age Related Expectations for Year One

Age Related Expectations for Year Two

Age Related Expectations for Year Three

Age Related Expectations for Year Four

Age Related Expectations for Year Five

Age Related Expectations for Year Six

Extra-curricular events

We run a range of extra curricular events which serve to add enjoyment and further celebration to our curriculum provision. If you have any other ideas of things you’d like celebrated or opportunities that you (or someone you know) can offer our children please speak to any of us.

Parental involvement

Part of our Zone Progression Leaders’ role is to encourage further parental involvement in their child’s learning and the life of our school. If you have any talents you can offer please do see any of us in school. These could be: cooking, baking, crafts, technology (e.g. DJing, computer skills, animation), marital arts or fitness, traditional dancing.. to name a few of many I’m sure you have. We’d be grateful for even an hour of your time to pop in and work with our teachers and children.

We also hold regular celebration events for parents and invite parents in for workshops and to see their child learn in class.

How can parents find out more?

Guides for parents

Here are some guides for parents produced by the DSCF- what is now the DfE:

Literacy parent guide– please click here:

Understanding_Progress_In_English_parents_guide

Numeracy parent guide– please click here:

Understanding_progress_in_Maths_a_guide_for_parents

Click here for the DfE home page on curriculum and assessment.

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