"Children are enthusiastic learners because they enjoy the wide range of activities that they can explore." (Ofsted 2015)
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
Children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum when they enter school in Reception. This curriculum is organised into seven areas of learning:
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive arts and design
In the morning, the children work either in a guided group task or independently for English and Mathematics. In the afternoons, the children participate in child-initiated activities. They use the environment throughout the year and undertake regular 'welly walks'. The school also has its own pond which the children explore, particularly in the Spring when there is lots of frogspawn. A smooth transition to Year 1 is achieved through a structured programme during the Summer Term.
The Curriculum in Years 1 to 6
Our curriculum is broad and balanced which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and of society. It also prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. In 2014, the new National Curriculum was introduced and this has been embedded around the school. There is a particular focus on developing English and Mathematics across the curriculum. We also provide specialist teachers to deliver our PE curriculum in the school. Our bulging trophy cabinet is a great reminder of how many children have had the opportunity to compete against other schools in a wide range of sports.
The school makes provision for a daily act of collective worship and we have regular visitors into school to help. RE is taught in every year group and, although it is no longer a specific national curriculum subject, we still provide personal, social and health education (PSHE).
Click on the link below to find out more about the foundation subjects taught. More detailed information about what is being taught in each term can be found on the "Year Groups" pages (under the Learning Zone tab) of this website. Further information on Maths and English can also be found on this website on the pages dedicated to these subjects under 'The Learning Zone'.