Our curriculum provides varied opportunities to develop a love of learning and prepare all in our school community for a life in which they will make the right choices and set themselves ambitious goals. Through valuing the holistic nature of every person, we develop happy, fulfilled and healthy individuals. We enrich children’s learning through exciting cross-curricular topic work, outdoor learning (including our own forest school) and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and educational visits. These visits are planned to support and enhance learning across the curriculum.
We have developed our school vision and motto based on the voice of everyone in our school community. This is encompassed in our strategy and evident in our Learning Drivers: Emotional Intelligence and Social and Cultural Diversity.
For further information on how we teach Reading, Phonics through the Letters and Sounds scheme and Maths fluency at our school please click on the links below. We also have Parent Partnership booklets which can be found in the Parent section of our website.
Phonics and Early Reading
We are currently using Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised to support our teaching of phonics and early reading. Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised is a complete systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP) developed for schools by schools. Based on the original Letters and Sounds, but extensively revised to provide a complete teaching programme meeting all the expectations of the National Curriculum, the Ofsted Deep Dive into reading and preparing your children to go beyond the expectations of the Phonics Screening Check.
Key Knowledge and Skills
To ensure that our curriculum is clearly sequenced and builds on previously learnt knowlegde, we have produced knowledge and skills progression documents. Our use of Cornerstones Curriculum Maestro has supported the development of these documents for Geography, History, Science, Art and Design Technology. Please click on the Progression Documents tab to see the progression for individual subjects.
Currently, we use Cornerstones Curriculum Maestro to enhance our curriculum. This resource provides planning support and resources for Geography, History, Science, Art and Design Technology.
Cornerstones was founded in 2010 with the mission transform children’s lives through a high-quality curriculum and has been developed by primary curriculum advisers and primary headteachers. Cornerstones is a project based approach and includes an online platform, a fully resourced primary curriculum, and ongoing adviser support. The projects ensure clear, sequenced progression of skills and knowledge across the curriculum.
Each term the teachers will generate Knowledge Organisers for History/Geography and Science units. These show an overview of the whole unit with key events/people, timelines, images and vocabulary. Pupils are provided with these at the beginning of each unit and are encouraged to regularly return to them during teaching to ensure they understand the subject knowledge and develop a growing and meaningful vocabulary. The aim is for pupils to secure their knowledge and skills in a subject which will be revisited regularly to retain the information.
We hope that by providing pupils and parents with copies of these Knowledge Organisers (see link to the left) it will encourage you to learn alongside your child and deepen their understanding, and yours, of subjects across the curriculum.
Class Curriculum Letters
Each term teachers provide a letter with an overview of the curriculum for the term and any other important details which may be relevant to your child's class.
These will be uploaded on to the website for you to read. Please see tab.
For an overview of each classes curriculum coverage please use the Curriculum Maps tab for more information.
Our PSHE and SRE scheme of work is covered through the JIGSAW programme. Please see the Content Overview for more information on topics that will be covered.