All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of concepts and lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop children's understanding. Children embrace these concepts and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives.
The school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience in their local community during which these concepts are shown, through for example, sporting events, festivals, trips and through visiting speakers from other religious denominations and groups. Our strong-rooted, values based understanding gives us an excellent platform for embracing difference.
Our rich and varied curriculum will provide opportunities to develop skills to be successful in the future, including Language, English, Maths, Science and Computing as well as History, Geography, Art, DT, RE, PSHE, SMSC, PE and Music.
The emphasis will be teaching through engaging topics, where creative learning is linked through exciting and relevant contexts, which meet the different interests and needs of all our pupils.
Teachers and Teaching Assistants will support the children’s learning, using their knowledge and skills to make a difference to every child.
In addition to the above, we have regular time for the children to learn through our Jolly Phonics scheme, Reading Bug Clubs, Mathletic’s activities, access to Math’s of the Day-Sport based math’s learning and Enrichment Afternoon activities.
Early years Curriculum
The EYFS principles which guide the work of our Nursery and Reception practitioners are found under 4 themes, and the commitments within each theme indicate what practitioners should be committed to, in order to put the principles into practice.
The four Early Years themes are outlined below:
- A Unique Child – "every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured."
- Positive Relationships – “children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.”
- Enabling Environments – “children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.”
- Learning and Development – “children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.”
As a school we have a topic based approach to learning. Each class studies a different topic each half term and it is through this topic that the four themes are covered.
Do also look out for our half termly Curriculum Jigsaws, sent out with School Newsletter.