Curriculum Statement/Overview

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Please click on the link to a presentation for Governors’ outlining the main changes to the National Curriculum since 2014 and the latest Government direction regarding assessment. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Presentation to Govs May 16 final

Our curriculum was redesigned in 2014 to create a well balanced curriculum offering breadth of experience which is , fun, engaging and offers experiential opportunities for learning that, in Foundation Stage, allow our children to meet the Early Learning goals, as outlined in ‘development matters’ and then progresses to the requirements of the National Curriculum as the children are ready. It is designed to meet the needs of all our learners through a well planned ‘topic’ approach which is underpinned by a continuum of skills from Year 1 through to Year 6. Opportunities are planned within it to encourage children to become independent learners who have positive attitudes towards their own learning and who make positive contributions to the life of the school. Our curriculum is planned using the programmes of study from the new National Curriculum 2014.

Key assessment points built in to our curriculum allow us to track children’s progress and assessment for learning opportunities allow us to identify individual’s learning needs and plan appropriate activities/interventions to ensure that they meet or exceed age related opportunities and make good progress throughout their school journey.

Statutory Assessment points are at:

  • End of Foundation Stage.
  • Year 1 – phonic screening test.
  • End of Key Stage 1 – SAT tests (Year 2) .
  • End of Key Stage 2 – SAT test (Year 6).

Throughout our children’s learning journey we provide many opportunities for curriculum enrichment, including:

  • Residential visits (Y2, Y4, Y5, Y6).
  • Topic launch events (see curriculum plan samples).
  • Visiting experts (see curriculum planning samples).
  • Day visits.
  • Bikeright (Y5).
  • Class assemblies and other ‘productions’.
  • Arts evenings.
  • Many after school clubs eg football, choir, cheerleading, tennis.

Organisation of the Curriculum

Our curriculum is based on a thematic approach and on a two year cycle. In each year work is planned around themes . Each theme has a main subject focus and we endeavour to teach as many National Curriculum subjects as possible through these themes. However, where subjects do not fit into the theme, they are taught discretely eg PE – children receive 2 hours high quality PE from a specialist teacher from Reception through to Year 6. Science and RE are taught discretely except where the programmes of study fit into our themes.

The following are links to our creative curriculum planning:

Long term plans for 2016/2017:

Year 1-2 Cycle A   Year 1-2 Cycle B
Year 3-4 Cycle A   Year 3-4 Cycle B
Year 5-6 Cycle A   Year 5-6 Cycle B

Topic Web Spring Term Year 3-4
Topic Web Summer Term Year 5-6
Here is a ‘typical’ weekly timetable:

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Please click on the links below to view information about different subjects:

Computing
Literacy
Maths
P.E.
R.E.