Curriculum

  1. Principles and Purpose

We believe in a broad and balanced curriculum where all subjects are valued. Our intention is to equip all children with a breadth of knowledge and skills in all areas of the curriculum.

Our curriculum will give the children opportunity to:

  • See clear links between different aspects of their learning.
  • Understand the purpose and value of their learning and see its relevance to their past, present and future.
  • Experience the challenge and enjoyment of learning.
  • Develop and demonstrate their creativity
  • Develop new skills through a variety of contexts.
  • Develop a deep and rich subject knowledge.
  • Learn within a coherent and progressive framework.
  • Explore the breadth and depth of the national curriculum.
  • Develop self-esteem and confidence in their abilities.
  • Follow their own interests and be themselves.
  • Recognise that people are good at different things.
  • Contribute to planning their own learning.
  • Entitlement & Enrichment

Children will have opportunities for:

  • Educational visits.
  • Outdoor learning.
  • Specialist curriculum days or weeks
  • Visits from external providers
  • Breadth & Balance

The curriculum is organised into a series of themed units known as Learning Journeys through which the statutory requirements of the national curriculum are covered. This is based on a two-year cycle to accommodate mixed year classes.

  • Planned delivery

Teachers will plan a teaching narrative that is vibrant and cohesive. They will consider the starting point, development of the theme and outline any significant outcomes.

  • Resources

We will ensure that children can access a range of quality resources to bring the curriculum to life and enhance its coherence. This will involve practical equipment, environments and teaching resources.

  • Review

We will review the impact of the curriculum on teaching and learning and make any adaptations or changes necessary. We will focus on school development priorities and ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of our children.

Please see the school prospectus and individual classes for further information.

Our curriculum follows the DFE National Curriculum for Key Stage One and Two:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-framework-for-key-stages-1-to-4/the-national-curriculum-in-england-framework-for-key-stages-1-to-4

We are also early adopters of the proposed new Early Years Framework for 2021