Our curriculum has been redesigned in 2014 to create a well balanced curriculum offering breadth of experience which is fun, engaging and offers experiential opportunities for learning that, in Foundation Stage, allow our children to meet the Early Learning goals, as outlined in ‘development matters’ and then progresses to the requirements of the National Curriculum as the children are ready. It is designed to meet the needs of all our learners through a well planned ‘topic’ approach which is underpinned by a continuum of skills from Year 1 through to Year 6. Opportunities are planned within it to encourage children to become independent learners who have positive attitudes towards their own learning and who make positive contributions to the life of the school. Our curriculum is planned using the programmes of study from the new National Curriculum 2014.
Key assessment points built in to our curriculum allow us to track children’s progress and assessment for learning opportunities allow us to identify individual’s learning needs and plan appropriate activities/interventions to ensure that they meet or exceed age related opportunities and make good progress throughout their school journey.
Statutory Assessment points are at:
- Entry to Foundation Stage - Baseline Assessments
- End of Foundation Stage.
- Year 1 – phonic screening test.
- End of Key Stage 1 – SAT tests (Year 2).
- End of Key Stage 2 – SAT test (Year 6).
Throughout our children’s learning journey we provide many opportunities for curriculum enrichment, including:
- Residential visits
- Topic launch events (see curriculum plan samples).
- Visiting experts (see curriculum planning samples).
- Day visits.
- Cycle training
- Class assemblies and other ‘productions’.
- Inspire mornings
Many after school clubs eg gardening, cooking, choir and sporting activites.
Organisation of the Curriculum
Our curriculum is based on a thematic approach and on a two year cycle. In each year work is planned around themes . Each theme has a main subject focus and we endeavour to teach as many National Curriculum subjects as possible through these themes. However, where subjects do not fit into the theme, they are taught discretely. In addition some specialist teaching takes place, eg PE – on a rolling programme, children receive 1 hour per week high quality PE from a specialist teacher from Reception through to Year 6, a specialist music teacher provises Samba lessons to Year 5.
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The following are links to our creative curriculum planning:
Long term plans for 2016/2017
Long term plans for 2015/2016
Year 1 & 2 Cycle A 2015/16