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Curriculum

In accordance with the statutory framework published by the Department for Education, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum that aims to:

promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and

prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

 

We deliver a curriculum by planning half-termly topics that help our young children to make links in their learning.  In addition to the subjects that are compulsory at Key Stage One, we also include Religious Education (RE), Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and modern foreign languages in our curriculum.

 

The compulsory national curriculum subjects for Key Stage One are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Design and Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Computing

 

Curriculum Intent

We intend for all pupils to be working at or above age related expectations.

 

These are the key things that we focus on:

  • Being ambitious and have high expectations of progress and achievement.
  • Ensuring that our curriculum flows between key stages with subject leaders meeting regularly.
  • Ensuring that all learning is sequenced through key stages to make sure that it makes sense and there are no unnecessary repetitions or areas of learning being missed.
  • Challenging our more able pupils and provide extra opportunities for them.

 

Within each curriculum area this is what we intend:

 

PE

'For every child to engage and experience a range of physical activity, developing their sporting abilities and self confidence in keeping a healthy and active lifestyle.'

 

English:

“For every child to be an effective communicator enabling them to develop their oral, reading and writing skills to their full potential.”

 

Maths:

We firmly believe that all children can succeed in mathematics. We want our children to find enjoyment in maths and to approach the subject with enthusiasm and confidence.

 

Science:

 “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known”

We support children in developing their knowledge and understanding of our world, and in developing the skills associated with scientific enquiry. This helps children to develop a natural curiosity and experience the awe and wonder of our incredible planet.

 

History and Geography

For every child to develop the curiosity to find out where they have come from and where they are going.

 

RE

For every child to develop their knowledge and understanding of their own and others' beliefs.   Quote - Pope Francis - 'This is important to get to know people, listen and expand the circle of ideas. The world is crisscrossed by roads that come closer together and move apart'.

 

Computing:

Every child to use computing as a part of their school life using technology confidently and solve problems using their skills.

 

Art:

Every child is an artist through planning experiences, using available resources and evaluating their end products using their own ideas. 

Art: to develop an appreciation, enjoyment and understanding of a range of artistic styles

DT: to understand how the design process and technology affect everyday life.

 

Music: To develop an appreciation, enjoyment and understanding of a range of musical styles and how they can be used to convey meaning and emotion.

 

"There is Music in every child. The teacher's job is to find it and nurture it. Frances Clark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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