Our Curriculum: The Cycle of Life
Throughout the school we place a great emphasis on developing a love of reading in all areas of learning. We use a range of reading schemes and resources including Letters and Sounds to support our teaching of phonics and encourage a range of reading materials at home and at school.
We follow the early years foundation stage statutory framework (EYFS) and the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 National Curriculum 2014 for England.
Please follow the link below for more information on how we deliver the DfE guidelines for the different age phases in school. We develop, extend and adapt the curriculum so that it is relevant and engaging to our pupils. The Long Term Plan for each age phase in school can be found on the relevant class pages.
More detailed information can be found at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/425601/PRIMARY_national_curriculum.pdf
With the knowledge that a new OFSTED framework was due to be published in September 2019, in spring 2019 we commenced a radical overhaul of why we teach what we do as we knew this to be a crucial part the existing framework alongside a move away from data and more focus on well-being and ‘the whole child’. The beginning of this journey is documented below and has been a measured collaborative project talking on board feedback from staff, governors and parents. Pupils are involved in its delivery each day and we aim for learning to become increasingly led by them.
Crucial to the new framework is evidencing that skills and knowledge are progressive over time and more importantly – that information is retained. Our next step on this journey is the implementation of Knowledge Organisers as a means to support, reinforce and track the progress of individual learning. Teachers are to be given time to develop these as it is important that they are specific to the topic, the teaching cycle and the LTP that teachers work from. You will notice the use of Intent (articulation), Implementation (actuality), and Impact (on pupil/s). These form the foundations on which our curriculum is built.
If you require more information to help support your child, please speak to their class teacher.