There is a clear rationale behind our subject focused curriculum. Both skills and knowledge are taught in each subject, drawn from the National Curriculum but unique to our school, and allowing children to have clarity in their learning and to make progress, year on year.
In each lesson we implement a 5 part teaching sequence. This allows children to revisit and activate prior learning, be clear about the lesson objective and success criteria, see the teacher model the learning, practice the task independently and articulate their learning at the end of the lesson.
The school’s values, which are Christian, British and global, underpin our whole school curriculum. The impact of our curriculum will not only be seen in measurable attainment and progress, but is evident in our children, who are polite and well mannered, caring members of our school community, who strive to be the best that they can be. They are given opportunities to develop their character traits in a modern world where difference and needs our both understood and respected.
Supporting our curriculum is a plethora of extra-curricular opportunities for sport and creativity, helping to embed and extend learning in the classroom, and create well rounded pupils where individuality is celebrated.
We hope that our curriculum is ambitious, challenging, engaging and relevant.
‘Together, we make learning an adventure’.
Our prime focus in the Early Years setting is to develop and nurture the whole child, their characteristics of learning, through a planned for and rich continuous provision, fostering and developing the children’s interests. The seven areas of learning, within the early years curriculum are equal in their importance. The personal, social and emotional development of our Foundation Stage children underpins our school values and forms the building blocks to each child’s learning journey. The Foundation Stage team set clear expectations of behaviour and learning. This provision aids the smooth transition to Year 1, where teachers spend time mirroring the early years model in the Autumn Term.