... is broad and balanced
It is designed to reflect our local community and broaden children’s knowledge and understanding of global communities, events and issues both past and present.
It will prepare and equip children for life in an ever changing world
We provide opportunities for experiential and practical learning
Children will develop problem solving and enquiry skills
... has themes and topics that inspire,
interest and excite learners and learning
Cross curricular Themes and Topics enable us to plan learning within a relevant context.
We support children to apply and further develop English and Maths skills through the acquisition of knowledge, skills and understanding in other curriculum areas
Some subjects e.g Science or Religious Education may be taught as a discrete unit where links with the Topic are not obvious.
Long term planning
Broad whole school Themes are identified (shown in the table below)
These themes are organised on a 2 year cycle to facilitate our mixed year group classes.
From these themes, we identify phase group Topic headings that enable phase group teacher teams to use their own professional discretion, creativity and expertise within a consistent framework. See Curriculum Maps link on the individual phase group pages.
All Topics have English as their main focus using core fiction and non-fiction texts that cover all genres over the course of a year All Topics have a second focus which is different each half term
We identify additional learning opportunities to match each Topic that will enhance children’s learning experiences and contribute to their Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development.
We use our outdoor environment to support all areas of learning
EYFS Topics are planned according to children's interests and needs and so are decided on as we progress through the year.
We celebrate learning in all curriculum areas through displays in classrooms and shared areas of the school.
Each phase group holds a Curriculum Showcase event at the end of every half term. This is an opportunity for Parents and Carers to see and experience children’s learning for themselves. See our school Newsletter for details of dates and times and examples of Learning highlights.
You can find out more about our curriculum including the End of Year expectations for children in different subject areas by going to the phase group areas of this website using the links above:
For children in Reception class go to the EYFS menu
For children in Year 1 or 2 go to the KS1 menu
For children in Year 3 or 4 go to the LKS2 menu
For children in Year 5 or 6 go to the UKS2 menu