Our school’s curriculum includes all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning, and the children’s emotional well-being. It encompasses the ‘hidden curriculum’ – what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We want children to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and cooperate with others while at the same time developing their knowledge and skills, in order to achieve their true potential and grow a 'love of learning'. It promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and aims to prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in modern Britain. The school curriculum provides opportunities for all pupils to learn and to achieve.
We strive to make our curriculum creative and stimulating for learners, by choosing topics that will motivate and bring a desire to learn. We have a whole school 'umbrella topic' then classes focus on curriculum areas relevant to their year group objectives. The umbrella topics provide opportunities for whole school projects, events and collaborative work. Wherever possible cross-curricular links are made. We have a 2 year rolling programme of topics for Key Stage 1, Years 3/4 and Years 5/6. In the Foundation Stage the topics are shorter and converge with the Key Stage 1 topics where appropriate.
Through our plans we set clear learning objectives and identify the teaching strategies for each topic; our plans identify the resources and activities for each session and ensure the National Curriculum strands have been covered. All parents are sent a topic map at the start of every term, informing them of the topic their child will be studying and an outline of what will be covered under each subject area. Please see the 'RE within our school' section for more information about the teaching of Religious Education.
If you would like to find out more information about our curriculum coverage, please see your child's class teacher or contact the school office.
Umbrella Topics 2017/18
Autumn - Lights, Camera, Action
Spring - World Changers
Summer - One World, One Team
Umbrella Topics 2016/17
Autumn - Diary of a Time Traveller
Spring - Where My Wellies Take Me
Summer - A Page Turner