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Our approach to the curriculum

Our approach to the curriculum 
 
Together as a staff, we have developed a broad and balanced curriculum that enables the children in our community to flourish and achieve. We review our curriculum annually to ensure that we are providing what our children need. Having examined the needs, experiences and strengths of our children, we create learning opportunities that develop a love of learning across all curriculum areas. 

Our curriculum is child-centred and learning is relevant to all of our pupils. Our curriculum represents the whole of our learning community and provides a wide range of opportunities for our pupils to be able to relate to their learning experiences and apply them in the wider world.

We make creative links between and across subjects to promote the development of thinking skills and positive learning behaviours, enabling our children to be resilient, independent and motivated learners. Lessons and learning is designed to motivate, challenge and engage our children to work willingly and actively in their learning, to view mistakes as helpful learning experiences and to not set limits on themselves.

Our EYFS use ‘In the moment planning’ as model based on the Early Years and Foundation Stage statutory framework.

We have a topic based curriculum from Year 1 upwards. Every class’ curriculum is based around a topic title. Within these topics, our subjects have been sequenced so learning continually builds upon itself as the children move through the year groups. It is sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge so that pupils know more, can do more and remember more.

We follow the guidelines set out in the National Curriculum and the Early Years foundation stage statutory framework. We use Letters and Sounds for the teaching of phonics and spelling. For mathematics we use White Rose Maths. For PSHE we use Jigsaw as a basis for our learning.

We, as a school, have high expectations of all of our children and work hard to support them all to meet their full potential. We closely monitor their progress and ensure that future teaching is adapted to the children’s learning needs.

Please click on the folders below to see curriculum overviews for each year group.