The aim of our curriculum is to capture children’s enthusiasm and generate excitement about learning. We continually work to update and improve this curriculum – developing a sound and rigorous grounding in basic skills, knowledge and understanding for all children through an exciting and stimulating approach.
Skills, Knowledge and Understanding.
In line with the National Curriculum we aim to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum for the children at this school. In the Foundation Stage, our curriculum is based on the EYFS curriculum and children have opportunities to learn from both adult and child initiated activities across the different areas of learning.
In KS1 and KS2, English, Maths, Science and Computing are known as the core subjects and form the basis of the curriculum. PSCHE, History, Geography, Design Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education and Modern Foreign Languages are known as the foundation subjects. Our Religious Education programme is based on the Rotherham Agreed Syllabus.
Our curriculum is designed to support the four outcomes of the Rotherham Mission which are:
- All children making at least good progress
- No underperforming cohorts
- All teachers delivering at least good learning
- All schools moving to at least the next level of successful performance
The curriculum is designed:
- to develop lively, enquiring minds, together with a willingness to ask questions and to argue rationally;
- to think and act creatively and with imagination
- to gain knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate to a fast-changing world, so that they may be self-reliant and adaptable;
- to acquire in particular the enabling skills of literacy and numeracy;
- to develop an understanding of the past which will help them to live successfully in the present, and to plan intelligently for the future;
- to grow in confidence and independence, and to experience the value of co-operation;
- to understand the feelings of others, to respect their values and to consider thoughtfully their own attitudes, values and beliefs;
- to help prepare children for life in modern Britain and to promote British values
For more information on the Programmes of Study follow the link to the Department of Education website below.
Our Topic based approach
Much of our teaching and learning takes place within a topic based curriculum approach. The planning for different topics across the year for each class is shown in the attached document “Our Topic based Curriculum”. More detailed information about how we plan within each subject area and why we believe a topic based approach best suits our children is shown in:
Whole School Curriculum Topic Map to follow
Curriculum Overview – attached
We have schemes of work for each subject area detailing precisely how the National Curriculum is put into action and policies for each subject. If you would like more information about our curriculum please make an appointment to see the class teacher or Headteacher.