Cu​rriculum


​​​​​​Curriculum Information​

The National Curriculum introduced in the Education Act 1988 and updated in the revised Curriculum for 1st September 2014, comprises the core subjects of Mathematics, English, Spelling and Grammar and Science. These are the subjects basic to the whole curriculum and on which most time will be spent. It also includes the foundation subjects of History, Geography, Design and Technology, Computing, Music, Art and Physical Education. Religious Education and Health Education are also to be taught in the remaining time.

 
Programmes of study reflect attainment targets and set out the minimum content which pupils are to be taught at various stages within the core and foundation subjects. Prescribed levels of attainment establish the knowledge,  skills and understanding the pupils should normally be expected to have at the ages of seven and eleven.

 
The object of the exercise is to enable a pupil’s progress to be measured against national standards, and give children, teachers, and parents a clear idea of what is expected within the framework of Key Stages. We also teach the Foundation Stage in Reception and teach upon a cross curricular basis so that our youngest learners can use their skills across the whole curriculum.

 
Key Stage One commences when a child starts year 1 and ends at the close of the academic year in which they are seven. There is also the Foundation Stage which covers the period prior to KS1.

 
Key Stage Two follows Key Stage One and ends at the close of the academic year in which the child reaches eleven years of age.

 
Across the whole school we teach in a cross curricular manner and our philosophy is to teach upon a topic basis. Our aim is to give our pupils great enthusiasm and the time to investigate new learning. We enrich our activities with a range of themed days and weeks to enhance our learning experiences.

 
In Reading, the school is part of the "Accelerated" Reader scheme. Children start Accelerated Reader in Year 1 when they are ready. A range of reading scheme books oragnised into Book Band colours are used with chidlren in our Reception Class and children in Year 1 until they are ready to use Accelerated Reader.

If parents have any further queries regarding the curriculum, please contact Mrs Alison Collins, Headteacher, via
​ sch.067@educ.somerset.gov.uk

Keeping our Children Safe - Sex and Relationships Education

​We teach SRE lessons from Year 1 to Year 6. Our School uses a scheme developed by the Family Planning Asscociation to teach about respecting others, different types of families, gender roles, e safety, naming biological parts of the body, identifying private parts of our bodies and sex and reproduction.

Topics are introduced at an age approriate level and two children,

"Yasmin and Tom" are the focus to help our children explore these important themes

All lesson plans are available to any parent on request

Promoting Safety

A number of organisations visit our school to promote how to keep safe for our pupils. We receive visits from organisations such as the NSPCC, Somerset Fire Service and Avon and Somerset Police. These are planned into our whole school and class assembly times.​

British Values

Neroche British Values Statement.pdf

British Values Whole School Plan.pdf
 

EYFS and Key Stage 1

In Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 we teach phonics as part of a structured programme. 

The phonics program that the school uses is Read, Write Inc.  ​

Religious Education​

Children attend acts of worship and study religious education, but it is open to parents to request that their child should be wholly or partly excused from either or both of these activities.  Any such request should be made to the Head Teacher.  Religious Education in the County maintained and controlled schools is given in accordance with a syllabus agreed by the County Authority.

Assemblies are held daily and these may have a religious, social or moral theme. We teach a rolling programme of topics in RE and we celebrate these in whole school events.

Special Educational Needs

The School’s Assessment and diagnostic policy provides clear guidance for diagnosing and referring children with learning problems.  Most children are catered for within the context of the class situation and the school employs a Special Educational Needs Specialist to ensure our provision matches the needs of our children.

The Education Authority’s Educational Psychological and Advisory Service provide on-going back-up to the school to ensure our provision is the best it can be.

Sex Education

It is the policy of the school that sex education should form part of the secular curriculum.  The delivery of this area of the curriculum shall be at a level appropriate to the child’s age, interest and ability to understand and fulfils National Best Practice Guidelines.

Home Learning

Home learning is used to reinforce, practice or revise work done in school. 

Reading is the priority throughout the whole school and children are expected  to read independently or to an adult every day. 

We have a termly Reading Challenge for chidlren to complete at home to both support their reading development and to raise the profile and importance reading plays as a key skill that is embedded across the whole curriculum.