The Staff aim to deliver a broad, balanced and enjoyable curriculum meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum 2014, through high quality teaching and learning. We seek to provide a curriculum which enables children to gain the confidence, knowledge and skills to become independent and aspirational learners.
We provide rich and relevant new experiences and we like to give children the opportunity to follow their own lines of enquiry, develop projects and ideas, and to work well with others. We make sure each child has an equal opportunity to reach their potential by involving them in dialogue and feedback with staff which enables us to understand how our children learn best. We keep a careful eye on our children’s progress and well-being and adapt our provision and support to meet their needs.
Through a thematic approach, the curriculum encompasses English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Design and Technology, Art, Religious Education, Geography, History, Music, Physical Education, French, Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship.
We extend our children’s experiences through visits and cluster school activities and by welcoming frequent and varied visitors to school.
If you would like more information regarding The national curriculum for England to be taught in all local-authority-maintained schools, please click on the image below:
KS1 Reading & Phonics Programmes
The teaching of phonics in the school is supported by the use of ‘Letters & Sounds’ and throughout KS1 our children enjoy using the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme.
Letters and Sounds is a phonic resource published by the DfE. It aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.
The Oxford Reading Tree programme has taught millions of children to read… and to love to read. Rooted in reading for pleasure and with systematic phonics at its heart, Oxford Reading Tree’s well-loved characters, breadth and unrivalled support give you everything your children need to become confident readers.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years. For those working in the early years – whether in a nursery, pre-school, a childminder or in a reception class in school – the EYFS outlines what they need to do to support your child.
The link below provides a useful guide to help you as a parent/carer* find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS. Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. This booklet has been written to help you as a parent know what to expect during these vitally important years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the EYFS.