Curriculum & Learning

Answering Questions in ClassWe currently have six classes, some of which are single year groups and some are mixed year groups. This varies each year depending on the number of children joining the school in Reception. As well as their own class teacher, children have specialist teachers for some lessons regularly eg. music, sport, French.

All classes benefit from the additional support provided by teaching assistants. Throughout the year, we also benefit from working with our feeder secondary school and children enjoy Language days, science workshops, art lessons, ICT lessons and use of the library amongst other things.

“The curriculum will be taught within the context of Christian values, in accordance with the school’s Mission Statement”. We aim to provide an atmosphere, inside and out, which offers the possibility of stimulation and enrichment to all who work within it. Our curriculum meets the requirements of the National Curriculum as well as developing awareness of personal and social understanding, moral and cultural understanding, health, the environment and the industrial world. We often work on whole school themes providing exciting and relevant experiences to bring learning to life. Teachers will use whole-class, group or individual teaching as they consider appropriate. Links may be made between subjects when appropriate to create themes and topics such as ‘Houses’ or ‘Our School’. Find out more about each curriculum subject by visiting the individual subject pages.

Subject Pages

We plan in time for regular ‘child initiated’ session throughout the school as we believe that children benefit greatly from having the opportunity to choose their learning style and have the flexibility to do sustained research in an area of interest to them. We have fully trained Forest School staff and wonderful forest school site which children across the school can access to support their learning. Reception children are in the final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage, which they began in their Nursery or Playgroup setting. Our Reception teacher has close liaison with local Early Years settings and transition is very smooth. More information can be found on our Starting School page.

Starting School page

Children are grouped by ability when it is appropriate for their learning. On other occasions they will be organised in mixed ability groups. Exceptionally able children will be provided with extension activities, tasks and more in-depth challenges. Children who need learning support will be catered for within their own class or in small groups taken out of the classroom. They will receive specific help from either their own teacher, or another member of staff. We will always consult with parents if we think that a child needs such additional support with learning. A copy of the school’s Special Educational Needs Policy is available for your inspection on request and further information about our SEND offer can be found on our SEN page.

SEN page

In Class

Homework

Children are expected to read, practice spelling and number facts as often as possible at home. To encourage them, we have reward schemes in places at school where children receive certificates for each milestone achieved.  Teachers may also set homework which reinforces class work and we encourage you to work on these activities with your children where possible. Every term, you will receive a curriculum letter so that you know the themes that your child is studying at school, allowing you to do research or discuss it at home. The class pages of this website will also have links, photos and useful documents to help your child make progress.


Curriculum Documents

Details of the National Curriculum that we follow can be found by following the link below:

National Curriculum

Long Term Subject Plans

Our Long term Subject plans are available to read on this website:
 
Long Term Subject Plans