Curriculum Overview, including Sport and Arts
The school encourages children to be actively involved in their learning. Quality teaching and learning opportunities support individual needs and encourage children to identify future learning targets. Parents/carers will be sent an outline of each class' term’s work or enquiry in September, January and April.
Key Stage 1 and 2
Children are provided with a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum that is carefully planned to meet the needs of individuals. English, maths, science and ICT have a very high profile as core subjects of the National Curriculum. The school actively promotes the government literacy and numeracy initiatives. The foundation subjects are taught in line with the updated National Curriculum 2000. Our approach is based on enquiry learning; finding out the answer to a big question. The pupil voice is central to this approach as the children pose questions about what they want to explore in relation to the enquiry. These questions determine the direction of the investigation and ensure that pupils are fully engaged in the learning journey.
The Foundation Stage
The foundation stage is the period of education from age 3 to 5. The last year of the foundation stage is often called the reception year as many children join a school reception class during that time.
During the foundation stage, children may be in a range of places, which we will refer to as settings. These include day nurseries, nursery schools, pre-schools, playgroups, reception classes, childminder provision and their own homes. Click here for further information about the Foundation Stage curriculum.
Click for Presentations on the Nursery PDF, Nursery Powerpoint and Reception Induction days run in September
Foundation: letter and sounds -
fabulous phonics video showing the sounds and actions we teach our Foundation children: click here
Sporting Aims (also see the Sports section)
As a school we will actively encourage children to take part in sports activities to promote:
Enjoyment in physical activity
Teamwork and co-operation
As a new school we are well resourced for PE and have the added advantage of a large hall, large school field and sports hall.
The Arts in School (also see the Arts section)
Art and design has a very high profile in the school with regular visits from Artists in Residence. The provision of a highly creative, stimulating working environment is very important to promote a sense of:
Pride and respect
High self esteem
Creativity and enthusiasm
Regular performances by theatre, puppet and music groups, together with visits from “characters in role” promote a very creative approach to learning, where interaction and participation will be encouraged.