Our New Curriculum.
Our curriculum provides pupils with the essential knowledge and skills that they need to be educated citizens of the world. We also aim for it to be real and engaging; we get out into the real world as much as we can, and we like to have visitors into school, helping to bring our learning to life.
The curriculum is based on the new National Curriculum, but it is enriched further with trips out and visitors in, fantastic venues for sporting activities and participation in Nationally accredited courses, such as the English Speaking Board Junior Awards. Teachers use Letters and Sounds to teach synthetic phonics.
Our school has been recently accredited with a Gold Artsmark for our work in arts and culture.
English and Mathematics are taught discretely and daily, but every effort is made to use the knowledge and skills that they have been taught for practical purposes in all other subjects. Science, Geography and History are taught through our Learning Challenge Curriculum where we use ‘Big’ questions to find out about the world around us. We link subjects, meaningfully, and use our literacy and numeracy skills in a purposeful way.
Click on the links below to find out more about what is being taught in each classroom:
Learning Challenge Curriculum in greater detail:
In KS2, Music is now taught by two external teachers. Year 3 and 4 (Highmoor) are taught the recorder and Year 5 and 6 are learning the ukulele.
If you require any further information, please speak to Mrs Hilton, or Mr Steele, at the office.