Curriculum

The school follows the National Curriculum in the core areas of English and Mathematics and in the Foundation subjects of Science, ICT, Design Technology, History, Geography, Personal Social and Health Education, Citizenship, Religious Education, Music, Art and Design and Physical Education.

There are three Key Stages – Foundation Stage for 4-5 year olds, Key Stage 1 for children from 5-7, and Key Stage 2 for pupils aged from 7–11. French is taught as a Modern Foreign Language in Key Stage 2.

Children start the National Curriculum in Year 1 and they progress through to Year 6. Foundation Stage children follow the Early Years Curriculum. Learning objectives for the children to meet will be matched to their abilities and needs but will normally be within the following ranges:

  • The Foundation Stage follows the Early Years Curriculum. Early Learning Goals are foundations that are linked to the child’s early developmental needs and prepare the child to start the National Curriculum in Year 1.
  • Year 1/2 cover the Programmes of Study for levels 1-3 of the National Curriculum Attainment targets in the Core and Foundation subjects.
  • Year 3/4 cover the Programmes of Study for Levels 2-4 of the National Curriculum Attainment Targets in the Core and Foundation subjects.
  • Year 5/6 cover the Programmes of Study for Levels 3-5 of the National Curriculum Attainment Targets in the Core and Foundation subjects.

 Information on the National Curriculum can be found here.

 

Our teaching approach

During lessons, pupils experience whole class, small group and individual teaching. This enables teachers to differentiate between differing ability groups. All children are encouraged to become independent in their learning and their personal organisation, as well as being able to work collaboratively with others. We encourage polite and sensible behaviour and a serious commitment to the raising of standards of each of our pupils. We actively encourage self discipline and promote a sound learning atmosphere in which all students have the opportunity to progress.