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Curriculum

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Overview

The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools so children learn the same things. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject.

The National Curriculum 2014

From September 2014 a new National Curriculum will be delivered in all Primary Schools. Below you can find out what our children will be taught; across the full range of subjects. Click on the title to download.

 

Follow this link to the Department of Education website.

The primary aim of the Governing Body of the school is to ensure that the National Curriculum is applied for all subjects and taught to all children as and when specified by the Education Act 1988.

The Governing Body will ensure that the curriculum is taught in the school and whilst encompassing all aspects of the National Curriculum, will be consistent with the best primary school practice.

The school offers a broad balanced curriculum. 

Early Years Education In the Reception Class children are given access to learning in all National Curriculum subject areas at a level appropriate to their stage of development and in accordance with DfES Early Learning goals and the Foundation Stage.

The children in Reception Year are taught in a variety of ways, including formal teaching, topic based activities and learning through structured play. Emphasis is given to practical work. Pupils are all set clear targets and are given every encouragement to achieve the aims set in order to reach their full potential.

 Our policy is to teach a child centred curriculum, to start where the child is in terms of their own learning and to build on what experiences they have brought to school. We are always sensitive to each child's individual needs and abilities.

All children entering the Reception Class will be assessed informally on entry through games and activities. The children will then be continually assessed and observed throughout the year to create their Foundation Stage profile.

We use resources from a variety of schemes to deliver the National Curriculum.

History and Geography are taught as separate study units and pupils are given the opportunity to experience both day and residential visits where appropriate.

Art and Design and Technology are taught and the school aims to keep an aesthetically pleasing environment with displays showing the wide range of work produced by the children.

 Music is a strength of the school. Both infant and junior children enjoy singing together as well as taking part in musical activities, using the new Music Express programme, within their class. Brass club, orchestra, woodwind and guitar lessons are also available. The school has a number of instruments for the children’s use.

Creative Curriculum Overview 2015/16

Mrs Smith | Mrs Short/Hissett

Spring

Would the Beatles have won ‘X factor’
(The lives of significant individuals in Britain’s past who have contributed to our nation’s achievement.)

Why can’t a meercat live in the North pole?
(Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South poles)

Summer

What was it like when the queen came to the throne in 1953?
(Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally)

PHSCE, R.E., P.E. and French are taught discretely. Links to other subjects e.g. art and design and technology are made through the topics. A separate overview has been planned for Science.

Mrs Taylor

Autumn

Rainforest

Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe and North and South America and concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities

Spring

What was it like when the queen came to the throne?

(Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally)

What would Dora the explorer find exciting about our town?

Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and it’s grounds and the key human and physical of its surrounding environment

Summer

Who first lived in Britain?

Stone Age to the Iron Age, including: hunter gatherers, early farming, Bronze age and Iron age

PHSCE, R.E., P.E. and French are taught discretely. Links to other subjects e.g. art and design and technology are made through the topics. A separate overview has been planned for Science.

Mrs Woodhall

Autumn

Rainforest

Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe and North and South America and concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities

Spring

Who first lived in Britain?

(Stone age to Iron age)

Stone Age to the Iron Age, including: hunter gatherers, early farming, Bronze age and Iron age

What makes the Earth angry?

(volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis)

Learn about physical geography including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes and the water cycle

Summer

Why were the Romans so powerful and what did we learn from them?

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain – Julius Caesar, Hadrian’s Wall, Boudica, the Romanisation of Britain

PHSCE, R.E., P.E. and French are taught discretely. Links to other subjects e.g. art and design and technology are made through the topics. A separate overview has been planned for Science.

Mrs Longfield

Autumn

Rainforest

Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe and North and South America and concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities

Spring

Why were the Romans so powerful and what did we learn from them?

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain – Julius Caesar, Hadrian’s Wall, Boudica, the Romanisation of Britain

What’s so special about the USA?

Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on North America and concentrating on their key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities

Summer

How can we discover the wonders of Ancient Egypt?

The achievements of the earliest civilisations – an overview of the impact the Ancient Egyptians had on our society

PHSCE, R.E., P.E. and French are taught discretely. Links to other subjects e.g. art and design and technology are made through the topics. A separate overview has been planned for Science.

Mrs Whisker

Autumn

Rainforest

Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe and North and South America and concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities

Spring

Were the Vikings always victorious and vicious?

The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the kingdom of England – Viking raids, Edward the Confessor

Will you ever see the water you drink again?

Understand the water cycle

Summer

Why should the world be ashamed of slavery? mini topic

A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

What a Performance!

PHSCE, R.E., P.E. and French are taught discretely. Links to other subjects e.g. art and design and technology are made through the topics. A separate overview has been planned for Science.

 

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