Curriculum

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There is an emphasis on the teaching of basic skills in English and Maths however our curriculum helps to develop pupils not just academically but also encourages perseverance; co-operation; physical, spiritual and emotional and social development.

A range of visits and visitors bring the curriculum alive for children and ‘active learning’ in Key Stage 1 helps the transition from Foundation Stage. We work on a topic approach, linking with the children’s interests, English and maths. In Foundation Stage the curriculum follows children’s interests which is something we are developing through the rest of the school. Teachers find out what pupils know already and what they would like to learn. This has increased interest and motivation and is helping to ensure that tasks provide sufficient challenge.

The purchase of additional handheld devices and computers has impacted on improved links with ICT and provides opportunities for children to apply their ICT skills across the curriculum.

All pupils participate in 'The Golden Mile’ which increases fitness and helps them to be ready for learning. Pupils have at least two hours physical education during the week.

Pupils in Key Stage 1 and 2 participate in circle times and regular acts of collective worship. Religious Education lessons cover Christianity and other religions. Pupils may be withdrawn from assemblies and Religious Education lessons if parents request this.

Our topic overviews for each Key Stage are as follows:

KS1

Lower KS2

Upper KS2

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