Curriculum

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“The outstanding curriculum, skilfully adapted for pupils’ different needs and abilities, ensures they all acquire high-quality basic skills and are well equipped for future learning. Well-planned, stimulating experiences linking subjects make learning meaningful and relevant.” Ofsted Report

Our curriculum is based upon a thematic approach, which enables us to personalise the curriculum to meet the needs of our pupils, capitalising on their interests whilst opening doors to new learning. We aim to excite, challenge and inspire children, to engage their imagination and intellect, to create  reflective and enquiring life long learners. Our curriculum is strongly influenced by the area that we live in, with all year groups studying significant local links in all aspects of the curriculum.

We strive to provide the highest standards of education and behaviour, and work together as a whole school community to ensure that children are given the opportunity to develop their God given potential in a secure and supportive environment. Together we foster a love of learning in a happy and safe Christian environment to develop  the mind, body and spirit.

Our curriculum provides a broad range of experiences for our pupils:

We offer a thoughtful range of stimulating, meaningful and relevant learning experiences; pupils enjoy a full spectrum of academic, physical, spiritual, moral, social and cultural activities that enrich their lives and give them the confidence and skills for a fulfilled and happy life. Christian values are at the heart of our teaching and learning and we encourage all of our children to put these values into practice in every aspect of school life.

Our curriculum provides appropriate balance:

We believe that all children should feel valued and successful and experience the feeling of accomplishment in a wide range of curriculum areas.  Our curriculum therefore provides an excellent mix of academic and personal development; it gives high importance to core and foundation subjects; physical well being and mental well being are both valued, understood and planned for with our careful consideration of curriculum design.

We carefully balance the requirement for pupils to reach national expectations in core subjects with our wider curriculum aims of providing a full spectrum of  thoughtful and enriching experiences and opportunities.  As a result our pupils thrive and achieve highly.

Our curriculum is carefully organised and planned for depth:

In our school the widening and deepening of essential knowledge, skills, understanding and behaviours ensures that children progress well in their learning. Our pupils don’t merely cover the curriculum, we build in opportunities for repetition to return to areas which allows them to gain a deeper understanding of the skills and processes within subjects. We design and plan our curriculum to change the nature of children’s thinking to a deep level of understanding, rather than just acquiring new knowledge.

Our personalised curriculum is based upon the statutory curriculum for Reception and Years 1 – 6:

Statutory Reception Curriculum

Guidance for Reception Parents (look at 30 – 50 months and 40 – 60 months)

National Curriculum