Learning

The Curriculum

We provide a curriculum which is broad and balanced, offering a range of experiences which are relevant to the children’s present and future interests and needs.

Education is a life-long process and we aim to help the children to achieve their full potential and to acquire the concepts, knowledge, skills and attitudes that will equip them for life in a fast changing world.

The curriculum is designed to achieve high standards through a relevant, challenging and imaginative programme which includes as much first-hand experience as possible.

It is concerned with the development of children intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically, aesthetically and morally and enabling them to become as numerate and literate as possible, to reach their full potential and to experience full and useful lives both now and in the future.

The children will be provided with active, enjoyable and stimulating learning experiences in a secure, happy and caring environment where each individual is valued and respected.

We aim to provide each child with opportunities to experience success and achievement and to develop a positive self-image.

The Foundation Stage programme is based on the Early Learning Goals and planned and delivered through the following areas – Personal, Social & Emotional; Communication, Language & Literacy; Mathematics; Knowledge & Understanding of the World; Physical; Creative.

Planning for Key Stage 1 uses Schemes of Work that fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum. These include:

Core Subjects – English (including Drama); Mathematics; Information & Communication Technology and Science.

Foundation Subjects – Design Technology; History; Geography; Physical Education; Art and Music.

In addition, Religious Education, Citizenship, Spiritual, Moral, Cultural, Personal, Social and Health Education are taught.

Teachers work in teams to plan programmes of teaching and learning that incorporate these subjects. A thematic, integrated approach is used, whenever appropriate, making use of cross curricular learning opportunities to support learning within meaningful contexts and encourage the application of learning into different situations. A wide range of activities are provided to widen the children’s experiences and to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills.

Equal Opportunities

We have an ethos and curriculum which promotes equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, creed, class or ability. We emphasise co-operation and respect for one another at all times.