Curriculum Information

Curriculum
The school bases its curriculum upon the framework provided by the National Curriculum, National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies and Early Learning Goals.

Our Curriculum Statement

We publish our Learning News booklet termly – it has lots of information about each year group’s learning aims for that term:  Learning News – Autumn 2017

Children of all age groups study Mathematics, English, Science, Information, Communication and Design Technology, History, Geography, Religious Education, Music, Art and Physical Education.

Teachers organise the children in their class in a variety of ways depending on the activity planned, at a level appropriate for them. Junior age children are set by ability for Maths and English. In this way the children may be challenged by working in depth on a specific aspect of curriculum with a larger group of like-minded children.

The weekly time spent by the children on the curriculum is as follows:
KS1 22 hours
KS2 23.5 hours

Some aspects of the children’s work will arise from cross curricular links i.e. health education, personal and social education, citizenship, drugs awareness program and road safety. Literacy and numeracy skills are often consolidated within other subjects.

Home-Learning School Recommendations:

Year Reading/daily practice of spellings and mental arithmetic Other Work
R 10 mins 10 mins*
1 & 2 20 mins 10 mins*
3 & 4 20 mins 20 mins
5 & 6 20 mins 30 mins

These guidelines are followed in each Year Group and we ask that children do not spend more time on Home-Learning unless they really wish to do so. 

All children are expected to practise their reading, spellings and mental arithmetic each day up to the designated amount of time. Increasingly, there is a need for children to practise their number bonds, timetables and quick mental arithmetic as they are not as adept as these skills as they could be. Children from Year 1 upwards will bring home their Maths Minutes strips each week to learn and improve their speed. These will be glued into an exercise book. Please can you help ensure that your child spends a few minutes each night trying to improve these skills.

Research projects are introduced in the Juniors.  Expectations regarding content and the variety of research increases as the children grow older.  The timing of the research projects are often set to provide an element of choice i.e. term time or holiday work.  The choice is yours and your child’s.  What is really important with Home-Learning is that the finished item is your child’s (with family support).

Home-learning diaries should be used as a valuable means of communication and regularly signed please.