The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a comprehensive framework which sets the standards for learning, development and care of children from birth to five. For each area, the practice guidance sets out the Early Learning Goals. These goals state what is expected that children will know and be able to do at the end of their Reception year of their education. The practice guidance also sets out the likely stages of progress a child makes along their learning journey towards the early learning goals. We ensure that this is used when assessing children and planning their ‘next steps’ of learning.
Key Stage One and Two
The National Curriculum highlights English, Mathematics, Science, Computing as the core subjects. These are taught alongside, the foundation subjects (History, Geography, Music, Art, Physical Education) and Religious Education, we also teach modern foreign languages. Children’s work is planned to meet their particular needs. It is differentiated to meet the needs of their differing abilities.
Alongside the academic curriculum, we ensure that we develop the ‘whole child’. We have structured learning environment where we work to cultivate the aesthetic, creative, physical, spiritual, moral and social areas of experience for the benefit of all our pupils. The School is fully committed to Equal Opportunities Multi-cultural Education and promoting Modern British Values.
A PDF version of the full National Curriculum can be obtained at our Office.
Our English sessions include writing, reading, spelling and/or phonics, handwriting and comprehension. These skills are taught during our daily English session and will also be taught or revisited during other areas of the curriculum and sessions on the timetable.
We always try to link our writing to our half termly or termly topic and usually to a rich text being read. A wide range of genres are covered, including fiction and non-fiction. Teachers aim for children to complete between one and two pieces of extended writing a week, the definition of extended writing will vary depending on the ability and age of the children but it always provides children with an opportunity to embed any skills taught previously. Every half term the children plan and write independently, this piece of work is then levelled using our school writing targets and used to inform our teacher assessments.
We follow the Read Write Inc phonics scheme, details of which can be found here. RWI information for parents
We follow our school’s ‘Written Calculation Policy’ when teaching calculation (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). To support us with this, when completing any homework with your child please follow the same methods as we are teaching in school to avoid any confusion- a ‘Parents Guide to Written Calculation Methods’ is available from the school office.
Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities by providing a broad & balanced curriculum with opportunities for all to be enjoyed. Our mission is to improve and increase the quality and quantity of high quality PE for pupils, to show how PE can enhance pupils’ attainment and achievement and to create pathways for them to continue to be active beyond school. We are striving towards improving the delivery of the teaching & learning of PE in order to promote participation, progress and performance.
We also offer a range of sporting activities opportunities in our after school clubs.
Children within all year groups are given the opportunity to attend educational day trips which go hand-in-hand with their learning journey.
A full risk assessment is carried out prior to each trip. In addition to this, correspondence is provided to parents via letters and our website so that they are fully aware of the activities to be undertaken during each trip.
We believe the experience gained from topic related, or curriculum based, educational visits is extremely valuable. Throughout school, pupils are presented with the opportunity to go on a residential school journey.
After School Clubs and Activities
We offer the pupils a range of activities after school and to ensure our children can experience a wide assortment of options, we offer a different variety of clubs every term.
These may include:
- Cross Country