Curriculum

New National Curriculum

Please click on this link for the New Curriculum Guide for Parents

Curriculum

Areas of study form the basis for our work in school. They combine work in basic skills with opportunities for in-depth studies through the use of local resources. This local experience is often extended by visits to places further afield. The whole concept of the areas of study approach to learning is based upon how children learn - by experiencing, by doing, by involving all their senses.

An area of study may be short term (a few weeks) or long term (a whole term). The subject content will be drawn from the National Curriculum Programme of Study and could be cross-curricular or a single subject area (e.g. History, Geography, Science or Technology).

The Long term curriculum plans for KS2 can be seen here and here

 

Core Curriculum

ENGLISH
English is given a high priority in all that we do. Reading is one of a number of language activities, and we consider its mastery at a reasonably early stage in the education process to be vital. Phonics, graphics and whole-word recognition strategies are taught.
The link that English has with all the other areas of the curriculum allows for real experiences to be written about and for children to express themselves through imagination and the spoken word.
Neat, legible, joined up writing is encouraged from the early years onwards.

For more information please see the Literacy and Phonics tab.

MATHEMATICS
The National Numeracy Strategy is successfully used throughout the school. Emphasis is placed on formal mathematics, mental strategies and practical mathematics activities.
Using mathematics in everyday life is all-important and parents are encouraged to help their children at home.

For more information please see the Mathematics tab.

SCIENCE
To encourage scientific thinking children regularly test ideas, observe, experiment, record, analyse and make predictions.

Areas of study include life processes, physical processes, forces and motion, materials and their properties.

COMPUTING
Age specific computer skills are taught throughout the school. The children learn how computing can be used to communicate and handle information; they will also learn how it can control and monitor events. Computers, Interactive White-boards and iPads are used to support all areas of the curriculum.