Curriculum Overview

Excellence in teaching and enjoyment of learning is at the heart of what we aim to do. We aim to identify children’s individual learning needs and involve them in the decision making processes. We believe firmly in empowering our children rather than them being passive recipients of teaching and learning. We believe that children are engaged by learning that develops and enriches their experiences – they learn not only different things but learn in different ways: out of doors, through play, in small groups, from one another, from their teacher and from adults other than teachers.

We aim to establish a broad, balanced and relevant and exciting curriculum, to match the needs of every child in our school.

“The curriculum including the many enrichment opportunities is outstanding. It promotes excellent achievement. Subjects are frequently linked together so that pupils can make use of their skills in other subjects that they have learned in English, Mathematics and computing. Pupils individual talents and learning styles are catered for very well through a range of interesting and practical experiences. Learners’ needs are the central part of all planning. The excellent curriculum in the Foundation Stage makes very effective use of the outside areas and encourages children to think, explore and investigate for themselves around planned topics.” Ofsted

Staff plan the curriculum in phase teams: Foundation, Y1, Y2 and Y3 and Y4. We have high expectations of all our children and ensure that the work is planned and managed so that every child is supported and challenged. Staff have a wide range of curricular expertise and we use their enthusiasm and talents to best effect, often team teaching or teaching different classes for IT, Music or PE etc. A high priority is placed on all lessons demonstrating clear shared learning intentions, with the children understanding how to be successful. Effective questioning, active learning, peer and self assessment, along with high quality feedback and target setting are core principles in our school.