"Pupils told me very enthusiastically that they are extremely proud to be a pupil at the school. As one pupil said, teachers ‘make learning fun!’ OFSTED 2015
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.
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 the Statutory Framework for the early years foundation stage and New National Curriculum for English and Maths for Key Stage 1 and 2.
Please click here to see our Curriculum Map for 2017/2018.
Please click here to see our English Long Term Map for 2017/2018
In order to create a bespoke curriculum that is targeted to meet the needs of our pupils, we are currently designing the curriculum for this academic year.
Curriculum Newsletters for 2018/2019
Phonics and Reading Schemes
In Reception the children begin their phonics journey with us, using a mix of Read Write Inc and Letters and Sounds. These approaches continue to be used as the children make their way up through the school.
Our pupils are offered a range of reading books to support them as they start to enjoy reading independently, mostly from the Oxford Reading Tree range. As they develop their reading skills, the children use an Online tool called Accelerated Reader to carry out quizzes based on their books and work towards reading more challenging texts.