From September 2014 there is an expectation from the government that all mainstream primary schools deliver the new National Curriculum. We have therefore adapted our School curriculum accordingly to ensure that we meet the current aims and statutory requirements. Children in FS2 Class follow the new Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. In the other six year groups, our teaching covers all National Curriculum subjects and RE.
At the heart of our work is a topic approach to curriculum delivery. Children learn best when information is set in contexts that are meaningful, engaging and relevant to them. We want our children to see that their work in class has an impact in the real world. This ethos has been proven to raise standards and ensure that all children make progress. Because of this we start each term with a 'launch day'. This helps to capture attention, generate enthusiasm and stimulate quality questioning. We then use these questions to form our learning journey.
We invest heavily in trips, visitors and experiences for the children to support their understanding of the topic being explored.
Our topics always end in a ‘main outcome’. This is an opportunity for children to showcase what they have learnt not just to their parents but to the wider community. Past outcomes have included planning, organising and running a firework display for 800 people; publishing a book on the rainforest; raising money to sponsor an animal and creating a leaflet to display at Noah's Ark Zoo; writing a sun safety leaflet to hand out to people on Weston Beach - we even made it on the Radio for this!
Feedback from both parents and children shows us that these projects provide real motivation for learning.
As a Church of England School, our ethos is based on distinctively Christian values and we offer children an experience of faith through collective worship and links with the parish church. Our Religious Education lessons will always include teaching about other faiths.
If you would like to see what project each class is working on this term, please visit our class pages and click on the topic webs.
For more information on how the core subjects (English, Maths, Science, Computing & RE) are taught at our School, please click on the PDF links below. For all other subjects, please see the policy section of our website: