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Whole School Curriculum Planning

 

“The National Curriculum is just one element in the education of every child.”

 

The 2014 National Curriculum for Primary Schools set an exciting challenge for us; we have been able to design and shape the curriculum to meet the particular needs of our school.

We know that our children are fortunate to have the fabulous opportunity to learn in a safe and well resourced site and within a highly supportive community, however, we need to be aware of the challenge of our particular context and as a result we have three key drivers for our curriculum:

 

  • Developing independence in learning
  • Broadening children’s understanding of the wider world
  • Maximising the potential of a full range of partnerships

 

These three aspects are at the heart of our curriculum, they support our focus on securing transferable skills in all subjects as well as covering the full content as outlined in the new National Curriculum.

What does your child learn at school each day?

Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

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The Foundation Stage

As children enter school we want to foster in them an active enjoyment of learning. Children follow a range of child initiated and adult led activities and resources are available and accessible for them to use and select as appropriate.

 

There are clear expectations of the provision that children will receive;

  •  Children receive formal teaching of phonics following the “Read, Write Inc” scheme as well as guided reading sessions that widen their experience of books and reading. During child initiated time there is access to a range of books and a dedicated story telling area.
  • Writing opportunities are wide and varied and children have the opportunity to see their teacher model the writing process. Children will also develop their writing skills alongside the teacher in guided sessions as well as during their own play; including time in the role play areas.
  • Numeracy skills are introduced and guided through teacher led sessions and fully supported by the careful planning of activities available to the children during free flow. These activities allow the children to apply and consolidate their understanding of their numeracy skills.
  • All other aspects of the EYFS curriculum are delivered following the whole school thematic approach delivered through half termly topics.

What's Typical Talk in Primary?

What makes a good lesson?

 

The School Council were asked what they thought makes a good lesson. This is what they said:

 

  • It needs to be fun, interesting and enjoyable
  • We need to know the learning objective
  • Working on our targets
  • A good teacher
  • To understand what we are doing
  • Somebody to help you
  • Make the lessons entertaining
  • Fun, funny & exciting
  • Games
  • Going on laptops
  • Trips
  • How things are said
  • Something new
  • Nice teachers
  • Working in pairs and on your own
  • A long time to do your work
  • When the teachers make it fun
  • Sensible children
  • Peace & quiet for the teachers and children
  • Using the right equipment for every lesson

 

 

 

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