Curriculum

The experiences of our Nursery and Reception children promote the seven areas of learning, as described in the ‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage’ document.

Namely:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Learning takes place through a combination of adult and child-led activities, incorporating indoor and outdoor learning. We are fortunate to have an outdoor classroom and a spacious outside area comprising, climbing equipment, mini-beast garden, planting areas, digging patch and scooter/bike track.

In years 1-6, we provide a broad and balanced curriculum.

The teaching and learning of ‘Essential’ Skills in English and Mathematics predominantly takes place during the first part of the school day. Our afternoons are devoted to topic-based learning.

In Reception, Key Stage One and Two our curriculum topics centre on the book(s) we are reading and studying in our English lessons. Meaningful links across subjects are made. Subjects or areas that do not link are taught separately. Our approach gives our pupils opportunities to become immersed in the topic, to make relevant links and apply their reading, writing and mathematics across the wider curriculum. We use our local environment, the resources of our town, trips further afield and visitors to enrich our curriculum.