The Governors have agreed a school mission statement and curriculum aims and objectives which provide a clear vision for the school.
The aim of the curriculum is to ensure every child fulfils his or her optimum potential and achieves the highest standards in all subject areas. All children are individuals and our teaching acknowledges this by including whole class; small group; individual and independent study.
We believe that the delivery of a broad, balanced and creative curriculum provides children with both knowledge and key skills for life. It also provides the important social, moral, cultural, religious and aesthetic attitudes which enable children to develop positive values and attitudes which will encourage them to become increasingly independent learners who are ready to contribute to the society in which we live. We believe in providing a curriculum which is creative, challenging and enriching, and one where children are accountable, through implementing a comprehensive and clear tracking system, by knowing the next steps that they need to take to "move their learning on". It is a curriculum to prepare children for life in modern day Britain through the evolvement of sound British values.
Our curriculum for KS1 and KS2 is based on the National Curriculum framework, which includes:
The teaching of phonics and reading as part of our literacy curriculum is supported using the following key resources: Letters and Sounds, Oxford Reading Tree, and a range of other relevant supporting materials by other publishers.
- Design Technology
- Physical Education
- Personal, Social and Health Education
- Religious Education
- MFL (modern Foreign Language)
For more information about the National Curriculum please click HERE
Where appropriate, we will combine the teaching of subject areas together, in order to deliver a more meaningful, relevant and purposeful experience, but will teach subjects discreetly rather than making tenuous links when necessary. We firmly believe that deep understanding and high standards are more likely to be achieved where there is a clear commitment to:
- detailed curriculum planning with an appropriate emphasis placed upon practical activities.
- a robust, detailed monitoring and assessment strategy in place.
- high expectations and appropriate targets set for each child.
- a positive underpinning ethos which encourages strong relationships, between staff, parents and the child.
More detail specific to each year group can be found in the termly curriculum overviews below.