Our curriculum content is drawn from the National Curriculum and is approached through a subject specific lessons (mainly English and Mathematics) or through a number of themes that we hope will make children's learning relevant and real.
Wherever possible however we aim to integrate English and Maths skills into our themes so children understand how to apply their learning within a context that has a relevance and interest to them.
The themes we use will often have a number of different foci and will lend themselves to the wider subjects in the national curriculum.
These subjects include:
· Art & Design
· Design & Technology
· Modern Foreign Languages
· Physical Education
Though not part of the National Curriculum the following are also taught:
· International Mindedness
· Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship.
· Religious Education
A more detailed Curriculum Statement is attached to the bottom of this section. We use the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme.
Over the last two years the school has had a focus on improving mathematics outcomes for all children in the school. Our particular focus has been on the more able but this has evolved into looking at how we teach maths so that we can ensure that all children have the opportunity to develop mastery in mathematics skills along with enabling those children who grasp maths concepts easily to really challenge their thinking and work in a much greater depth.
To support this development the school has used the White Rose Maths scheme to support teaching. The school has also joined a DfE funded project alongside the Boolean Maths Hub in Bristol and Gorsehill Primary School in Swindon to investigate other ways of developing mastery teaching in mathematics. Although this project only involves our Year 1 and Year 5 classes the feedback we are getting from our trials is helping us to reflect on practice in other classes.