We provide a broad, balanced, differentiated curriculum that fulfils the main requirements of the Education Reform Act (1988):-
- to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of the pupils at the school and in society
- to prepare such pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life
In the Reception classes, the children work to the early learning goals of Early Years education, moving on to the National Curriculum objectives when they are ready. In years 1-6, the children follow the National Curriculum before transferring to year 7 and their secondary education. The core National Curriculum subjects are:
- Religious Education
In addition, children study History, Geography, Design Technology, Music and Art, through our creative curriculum. They take part in a range of P.E. lessons, including swimming. Swimming is a compulsory part of the curriculum in years 4, 5 and 6. The lessons cannot be missed unless there is a medical condition, which would be aggravated as a result of swimming. We teach Personal, Social and Health Education with citizenship. Spanish is taught throughout KS2. We also introduce the children to environmental issues and responsibilities from a very early age.
Subjects are not necessarily taught in isolation. Read, Write Inc, Literacy, Big Maths and Numeracy sessions take place daily throughout the year. Other subjects may lend themselves to cross-curricular planning when the threads from each different subject are carefully woven together into a topic that will involve an extended period of study. We are very committed to linking learning to the children’s life experiences and providing hands-on experience, educational visits and curriculum enrichment opportunities whenever possible.
The governors have agreed that Sex Education should be taught in Years 5 and 6 as an element of the “Healthy Bodies” programme. Other issues are dealt with appropriately as and when they arise.
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from R.E. and those aspects of Sex Education, which fall outside the National Curriculum. Please discuss this matter with the Head Teacher if this applies to your family.
All curriculum policies can be made available to parents in school. In addition, we hold curriculum information sessions for parents and consultation evenings to discuss the progress of individuals.
To find out more about the National Curriculum please click this link: