Our curriculum

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 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. Wherever possible cross-curricular links are made.

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. Topic maps can be viewed on individual class website pages.

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.

Curriculum coverage for 2014/15

Curriculum coverage for 2015/16

Curriculum coverage 2016/17

Curriculum coverage 2017/18

Supporting your child/children at home

Tapestry 

In our EYFS environment we use an online journal called Tapestry. Tapestry is an 'easy-to-use online learning journal that helps educators and parents record, track and celebrate children's progress in early years education.'

For more information click on the following link: https://tapestry.info/ 

Following the success of Tapestry and feedback from a recent parent questionnaire, we have launched a similar journal, Seesaw, to the rest of the school. 

"It would be great for ‘tapestry’ to continue into Year 1 when my child moves up from Reception" - KS1 parent.

"For my child in Reception I have found the Tapestry online journal fantastic!" - KS1 parent.

"I would definitely support the idea for my eldest too. I find it a great way to be involved in their learning. Tapestry is really good and should be used in all year groups. It’s so nice to see what they have been doing in photos and get homework tasks online" KS1/KS2 parent.

"I’d love for tapestry or a similar app to be present to continue throughout the years. It’s a great, discreet means of contact between school and parent. I’d be upset to see such a successful thing not continue until their older years" - Year R parent. 

Seesaw

In Years 1-6 we use Seesaw, a student driven digital portfolio. Seesaw empowers students to independently document their learning and provides parents/carers a window into their child's classroom and learning.

For more information click on the following link: https://web.seesaw.me/ 

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English

 Click on the link below to read about how you can support your child at home in phonics -

Phonics leaflet

Mathematics

Please click on the class link below for numeracy calculation methods, what you should expect your child to be doing-

YR

Y1

Y2

Y3

Y4

Y5

Y6

Maths at home

We have put together some useful resources to help you to support your child with maths at home. There are many fun and exciting online maths games that your child can play to help further support their learning. You will find games that link to place value and counting, calculation, shape and space, statistics, measurement and fractions, decimals and percentages.

Websites for maths

Interactive learning:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

Maths games online

http://www.primarygames.co.uk/

http://mathszone.co.uk/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

http://www.math-exercises-for-kids.com/

http://www.primaryinteractive.co.uk/maths.htm

Times tables games:

http://www.teachingtables.co.uk/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

http://www.interactivestuff.org/sums4fun/tabletimes.html

http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg3/mwipe/mwipe.html

http://www.primarygames.com/math/mathtilesspringmultiplication/

Useful apps for tablets

http://www.apps4primaryschools.co.uk