The curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning as well as your child's personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum but also a wide range of extra-curricular activities, visits and visitors, that the school organises in order to enrich the cultural experience of the children and encourage them to think creatively. It includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, that is, what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave.
We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible citizens, who can work and co-operate with others whilst developing useful knowledge and skills so that they achieve their true potential in a changing world. We aim to deliver a broad and balanced, creative curriculum which reflects our Christian school ethos and our understanding of how children learn best; being active, curious, thinking creatively, having hands-on experiences, valuing dialogue, collaborating and co-operating with one another.
"We want children to understand that learning is a journey, not a destination". Jackie Roberts WSG class teacher.
"It is all about the awe of not knowing" Kitty McKenzie WSG class teacher.
We value the way in which all children are unique, and our curriculum promotes respect for the views of each individual child, as well as for people of all cultures and religions.
"Children need to learn in the knowledge that they are both loved and unique in the eyes of God." Rachael Fuller WSG class teacher.
We value the spiritual and moral development of each child, as well as their intellectual and physical growth. Our curriculum is underpinned by the Christian ethos of our school.
"If there is one thing we want children to learn, it is about the importance of kindness and respect for others and the world we live in."
We value the importance of each person in our community and organise our curriculum so that we promote co-operation and understanding between all members of our community. We respect each child in our school and treat them with fairness and honesty. We aim to enable each member of our community to be successful, and we provide equal opportunities for all the children in our school to engender self-confidence, and healthiness in mind, body and spirit.
Children learn that they are global citizens with responsibilities; they learn about diversity, sustainable development and equity.
We value our environment, and we aim, through our curriculum and especially our forest schools learning to teach respect for the natural world, and how we should care for it for future generations, as well as our own. Thinking about the UN Sustainable Development Goals is interwoven in our cross-curricular learning. Children are taught about current affairs and topics that are really relevant to them and engage them in their learning.
As much as possible we give the children opportunities to base their learning in real hands-on experiences and give them real-life problem-solving experiences.
You can find out more by using the links below:-
The Early Years Foundation Stage is followed in our Reception Year
We follow the Primary National Curriculum
Click for a useful Parent Guide to the Primary National Curriculum
Overview Schemes of Work for by Year Groups