Our broad and balanced curriculum is regularly reviewed and enables children to develop knowledge and skills in all areas of their learning. Literacy and Maths lessons take place on a daily basis. In Maths, we use White Rose mastery schemes of work and Maths of the Day. In Literacy, teachers use high quality texts as a stimulus for developing reading, writing and SPAG skills. We are part of the Ogden Trust and have worked collaboratively with local Science co-ordinators to develop an engaging science curriculum where every lesson combines scientific knowledge with working scientifically skills.
Most of our wider curriculum is taught over a two year cycle, this allows collaboration between year groups – a detailed over-view of this can be found under the Long Term plans section of our website. Foundation subject learning is based around a half termly topic of a geography or history focus. Each topic starts with a launch day and at the end of each half term children share their learning. In order to develop the children’s knowledge and skills, we start every lesson with a big question and a skill. Knowledge organisers ensure that humanities knowledge and vocabulary is taught with clear progression across the school whilst building on prior knowledge.
Each subject leader develops a yearly action plan which contributes towards the design of our wider curriculum, along with feedback from pupil and parent questionnaires.
All of our pupils receive a rich, diverse curriculum taught from passionate teachers and some specialist provision including visiting artists, musicians and sports coaches. We make the most of every part of our building and grounds and have specialist areas including Carl’s Kitchen and The Mess where children can develop their learning in the wider curriculum.