Curriculum

The school aims to provide a curriculum within a Christian setting and to foster the development of the whole child.

Section one of the Education Reform Act 1988 establishes in law that every pupil is entitled to a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and which:

 

Promotes the spiritual, cultural and physical development of pupils at the school and of society; and prepares such pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

 

From Curriculum for life

It is most important that every child is given the opportunity to develop his/her intellectual abilities to the full and to take pride in his/her academic achievement. The curriculum is designed to be broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated. It aims to enable each pupil to develop an open, enquiring mind, the ability to think logically and communicate effectively and to have some personal knowledge and experience of the main areas of learning and skills. Religious Education is at the heart of the core subjects of English, Maths and Science and the foundation subjects of Technology, History, Geography, Music, Art & Crafts, and Physical Education, also the cross-curricular issues e.g. Health Education, Personal, Social & Health Education, Equal Opportunities and Multi-Cultural Education. Half termly plans are sent to parents about aspects of the curriculum to be studied.

 

Reception. In the early stages, much attention is given in an informal but structured way to acquiring competence in the basic communication skills; verbal expression, reading, writing, listening, computation, art and constructive play. Story telling or reading is an important part of each school day. As children progress up the school they use and develop these skills through a more formal approach to learning. 

Early Years Long Term Planning

Years 1 & 2. Firm foundations are laid in the basic skills of the core subjects and pupils also study the foundation subjects.

Years 1 and 2 Long Term Planning

 Years 3, 4, 5 & 6. The pupils are taken deeper into the areas of learning, while basic skills continue to be strengthened and reinforced.

 

In years 5 & 6 children are expected to be able to work independently and be responsible for their school and homework assignments at a deeper level.