Our vision is to equip our learners with the knowledge and skills they need, enabling them to aspire to all they achieve, within their lives and their community, in a way that demonstrates respect for themselves, their family, their friends, their community and the world within which they live.
Being a church school is important to us and Christian values underpin all that we do within both our learning and play. Being a caring, inclusive family, that believes in creativity and challenge in our learning whilst being inspiring and respectful to others is of high importance to all at our schools. We are Learning Together for Life.
The areas of learnings are based upon key themes from the National Curriculum, and enhanced by the Global Goals, derived from ‘The World’s Largest Lesson’, weaved within them. These goals are based on the working of Project Everyone and Unicef, where they are working towards sustainable development for the world. This offers our children a global learning curriculum; rich in knowledge of the many different aspects of world around them and the skills that they will need to lead a full and active life within that world. Within each goal, the children in our lower years, relate this to them and their immediate community; as the children move through the school, widening to think about society within the UK, and then on a global scale.
The schools follow a two year rolling programme, with key concepts and knowledge being revisited throughout. Learning is broken down into three phases to ensure progression and development of substantive and disciplinary knowledge and, allowing for previous learning to be built upon when embarking on new areas of learning.
Within each subject we deliver learning using recommended, respected and tested schemes of work, for example in Maths we use White Rose, for Science, History, Geography we use Primary Knowledge Curriculum and in ICT we use Purple Mash.
Whilst children are within the EYFS, teachers plan from the Development Matters framework, building links with the curriculum being offered at KS1. This enable smooth transition within those year groups, being as they are in one class.
Each half term an overview of the learning being covered will be shared with parents, these will cover key facts, questions, vocabulary and learning that the school will cover within that goal. It will also share learning that is happening in other subject areas, any key information regarding the class, and suggestions of home learning activities.
Celebration Assembly will continue on a termly basis, and learning regarding the wider curriculum will be shared at these.
There is so much that children can learn from spending time with their parents, from others, and from taking part in wider community activities that there will be limited formal home learning set. This will mainly be in the form of weekly Reading, Spellings, Phonic/ Word cards and short English and Maths activities. In preparation for Yr6 SATs there will be weekly homework set. In addition, the teachers will share ideas for Home Learning activities that could be done at home to support learning about the termly theme, and these will be celebrated in school should your child bring them in.
Whilst children are within the EYFS, teachers plan from the Development Matters framework.
Core subjects are planned for on a long term, medium and weekly basis. See below for the long term plans.
If you wish to find out more about the curriculum the school is following please see the medium term plans which can be found on the class pages or speak to the class teacher.