Each area of the curriculum is managed by a member of the teaching staff. The National Curriculum subjects are: English (including Literacy), Mathematics, Science, ICT, History, Geography, Music, Art and Design, PE and D&T (Design and Technology). We have adopted the diocesan RE (Religious Education) syllabus and also teach French.
We place a strong emphasis on the personal, social and health education of our pupils (PSHE). As a school, we are committed to involving our pupils fully in all aspects of school life, to reward and celebrate excellence and effort and to recognise achievement. We have a School Council made up of elected pupil representatives, who meet regularly to discuss issues affecting pupils.
The Curriculum is thoroughly planned to meet the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum, and all teachers follow these plans when teaching their class.
‘Good teaching and a good curriculum contribute well to pupils’ good achievement. Lessons are planned well to meet the needs of pupils of all abilities and ages in the mixed-age classes.’ Ofsted
Every class has a daily Literacy lesson lasting approximately an hour. In these lessons aspects of speaking, listening, reading, writing, spelling and handwriting are covered in increasing depth, from Reception through to Year 6.
Every class has a daily Mathematics lesson of between 45 minutes and an hour (depending on the age of the children). These lessons cover all aspects of Mathematics, namely number, algebra, space, shape, measure and handling data, as well as using and applying Maths (problem solving).
Every year group follows a structured programme in science, covering scientific enquiry, life processes and living things, materials and their properties and physical processes. Children follow an investigative approach to science as far as possible, being encouraged to develop enquiring minds and a methodical approach.
‘By the time children leave standards are above average in English, Mathematics and Science. The proportion of pupils reaching higher levels than expected for their ages is more than found nationally. This is considerable in science.’ Ofsted
Please see the specific year group pages under the Curriculum tab which will have more information about the work that is covered during each term.