“ Pupils thoroughly enjoy the theme-based approach to the curriculum. This links many subjects within a topic. Year 6 pupils, for example, talk enthusiastically about the work on the ‘Terrible Tudors’ and how they enjoy their art, writing and information and communication technology sessions. “ OFSTED 2011
Our aim is to provide a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum that will ensure that children develop not only the skills and knowledge that they need for their future lives, but also an enthusiasm for life-long learning. It is for this reason that we are continually reviewing our curriculum; we are adapting and shaping it to reflect the needs of our learners today—and will continue to shape and adapt as they do!
Our expectations for children’s achievement are high; we want them all to achieve well in the core areas of reading, writing, maths and information technology and our curriculum is designed to underpin this. However, we also want them to apply these skills in real life situations which reflect their place in the wider world. We believe passionately that one of our most important jobs is to prepare our children to take their place as future citizens in the wider world, citizens who must learn to live in a constantly changing, global community.
We work hard to help our children develop a sense of self-responsibility, a caring attitude to the environment and to others regardless of race, creed, sex or social class. We plan learning tasks which help them to see their place in the local community and provide opportunities within the curriculum for them to develop their appreciation of our village environment.
As part of our PSHE (Personal, Health, Social Education) programme we teach the children about Sex and Relationships through the school with clear progression in learning outcomes and an emphasis on developing self-respect and respect for others. Click the following link for further information:
Growing up with Yasmine and Tom - overview and learning outcomes of the programme
Teachers spend a considerable amount of time planning teaching to meet children’s needs. We help them develop a good awareness of the local environment and the wider world, so that they respect and value their place in it.
We plan around an exciting two year rolling programme of topics through which we teach the National Curriculum. The following are links to the New National Curriculum for English and Maths for Key Stage 1 and 2 and the Statutory Framework for the early years foundation stage.
Click these links to see the Long Term Plans for each phase.
Spring Term 2017
We have 3 new and exciting topics for the children this term:
Years 1 and 2's topic 'We are Dragon Hunters'
Years 3 and 4 will explore volcanoes in their topic 'Extreme Earth'
Years 5 and 6's topic - 'Lights, Camera, Action' - will use film as a tool for learning.
Below are links to previous curriculum newsletters
Early Years Spring 2015
Early Years Autumn 2014
Years 1 and 2 Summer 2015
Years 1 and 2 Spring 2015
Years 1 and 2 Autumn 2014
Years 3 and 4 Summer 2015
Years 3 and 4 Spring 2015
Years 5 and 6 Summer 2015
Years 5 and 6 Spring 2015