Where appropriate we ensure that cross curricular links are made (eg. within topics) to enhance learning and make it relevant to children's interests and experiences. We ensure the children have a range of learning experiences that challenge, stimulate and promote thinking and learning. The curriculum, including core skills in LIteracy and Numeracy, meets all statutory requirements. It is designed to enthuse our children with a love of learning.
We strive to provide a curriculum which has a variety of enrichment activities that are integrated into the curriculum plans for each year group throughout the school year, both in and out of the classroom environment.
We are well aware that all children need the support of parents and teachers to make good progress in school. We build positive links with the parents or carers of each child by regularly keeping them informed about the way in which the children are being taught and how well each child is progressing.
Please see our revised (2016) Curriculum Policy within the 'Key Information' tab on the website.
Aims and objectives
The curriculum will help our children to:
Develop lively and enquiring minds
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Develop the skills that are essential in life
Explore and understand the world we live in
Develop an appreciation of the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations
Express themselves creatively and enjoy the creativity of others
Develop an appreciation of a wide range of human achievement
Develop personal, moral and spiritual values, including respect for others
Develop an understanding of British Values and Christian Values
Be prepared for the opportunities and responsibilities of life in a changing world
Learn how to learn and to regard learning as an enjoyable and lifelong activity
Develop a wide range of interests and appreciate the need for a healthy lifestyle
Set personal standards of achievement and value excellence and progress
Promote high standards of reading, writing, maths and computing
To achieve these aims, the curriculum is planned to be:
Broad so that it provides a wide range of knowledge, skills and experiences
Balanced so that each subject has sufficient time to contribute effectively to learning
Relevant so that learning can link to the pupil’s experiences and to applications in the world at large
Cohesive so that topics can be linked to make the whole learning experience more meaningful
Progressive so that what is taught builds in a systematic way upon what has already been learned
Differentiated so that what is taught and the tasks that are set are matched to the aptitude and ability for each pupil
Accessible so that there is equality of opportunity for all.