Welcome to our Curriculum
Our whole school community has agreed and contributed to the creation of our own very special curriculum, which we call
'Learning for Life ‘in all its fullness’ (John 10:10)
Ofsted (2016) says, ‘the curriculum is inspiring. It is based on a range of stimulating and fun ‘real life’ experiences. Consequently learning is meaningful and pupils thrive’.
This is underpinned by our 5 curriculum drivers, agreed key elements which inspire all our learning and which we believe should be experienced by and developed in every pupil:
Adventure; Wellbeing; The Arts; Environment & Community; Faith & Spirituality.
We have an agreed Curriculum Statement and Guarantee to Learners which further define the character of our teaching and learning in school and our commitment to providing an excellent curriculum for every child. There is more information about this in our Prospectus.
Our curriculum includes the National Curriculum.
The whole school usually focuses on a main shared topic theme each term, around which teaching and learning in most of the subjects is based. Each topic will include aspects of our 4 curriculum drivers. We enjoy ‘launching’ and ‘landing’ (closing) these topics with an exciting special visit, visitor, activity or event each term. We also enjoy special theme focus weeks, such as Remembrance/WW1 Week, Bird Fortnight or Multi-faith Week.
English and Maths are usually taught across school in the mornings, with more topic-based work (Science, RE, Computing, History, Geography, Design Technology, Art, Music, French, RHE) in the afternoons. Each class enjoys at least 2 PE lessons per week. We use specialists to enhance our teaching of PE, Art and Music. Our Values (Friendship, Forgiveness, Peace, Perseverance, Respect, Responsibility, Courage, Trust, Humility and Hope) as well as Key Skills (communication, application of number, using technology, problem solving, working with others and learning independently) are developed throughout all our lessons.