Teaching and Learning is at the heart of school life. We make sure that our curriculum is wide-ranging and balanced, with planned progression and differentiation, meeting the requirements of the Curriculum Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage, the National Curriculum, Religious Education and Collective Worship.
We enrich and extend our curriculum through forest school and outdoor learning, specialist music, language and PE teachers, ‘School Without Walls’, Arts week, visits locally and abroad and performances in the Egg Theatre. Every class has a weekly library lesson. This year we have joined forces with English Heritage to ensure our history units make strong local links. Every Friday we have ‘Flexi Fridays’ where children in years 1 to 6 come to school in their PE kit. Over the day the children all take part in PE, forest school and Art, Design Technology or Science lessons.
We teach mathematics using a Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract approach taking many ideas from the White Rose scheme of work. Children are taught how to use objects and images to support their understanding of mathematical concepts before they use and apply these concepts in abstract mathematical problems.
We teach writing using Write Stuff; a highly structured and carefully modelled approach to teaching writing that enables children to extend and enrich their vocabulary and sentence structures through the creative writing process.
For all national curriculum subjects we have a 2-year rolling programme of topics.
To read more about our curriculum intent, how we implement it and the impact it has please read our Curriculum Statement .
Here are our Class overviews for 2019-2020:
If you would like to find out more about how we support children’s personal development please look at our year group overviews or this whole school SMSC overview.