We believe that learning should be a journey of discovery and excitement at all stages. Therefore we aim to provide challenging and engaging learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. Each child will have their own path to walk, their own journey, and we want to ensure that our curriculum and everyday teaching reflects this, so that everyone can end the year feeling like they are confident in their achievements and progress.
In order to see the value in what they are learning our pupils' experiences should be firmly rooted in their day-to-day life. We want the lessons our children learn to carry with them outside of our classrooms and build the foundations of a passion for learning. In order to help us do this we want our parents parents to be in the know about what their children are learning each week.
To do this we provide a breakdown of what is taught in class in each topic. These are called our Curriculum Overviews. If your child comes home and says they did Art today, you can find out what the focus of Art is that term. If they can't describe what they were learning in Maths, you'll know what the topic is from the Guide.
We follow the National Curriculum guidelines and for PSHE we follow the PATHs curriculum. Core Subjects covered in our curriculum are:
- Expressive Arts and Design
- Comunication and Language
- Physical Development
- Humanities (History and Geography)
- Understanding the World
- Safeguarding and Wellbeing
Download your Curriculum Overviews
Letters and Sounds
Our Phonics scheme is Letters and Sounds.
Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.
You can find out more about the Letters and Sounds scheme and download all appropriate learning resources directly from their website.