Our new broad and balanced curriculum has been designed to inspire and excite our children and has been designed to meet the needs of the 21st century. Our aim is for our curriculum to extend the children's knowledge, skills and understanding and develops personal attributes.
We believe it is an exceptionally well-organised and rigorous framework for helping children to learn in all subjects across the curriculum.
Parents receive a curriculum overview and timetable from their child's teacher each half term. This is because we know that children whose parents show interest, support and encouragement in their child's work, help them do better at school.
Alongside subject knowledge and skills, our curriculum is designed to develop eight personal goals in pupils: enquiry, resilience, morality, communication, thoughtfulness, cooperation, respect and adaptability.
Through science we aim to stimulate children's curiosity and their interest in, and knowledge of, the world around them. The emphasis is on children learning through first-hand experience and practical investigation in order to develop scientific skills.
Design and Technology
We want to prepare all our children for their future in a technological world that is changing all the time. Design and technology helps them to understand how to think creatively to improve our world.
By encouraging children's interest in the past, we aim to develop their understanding of the world today. We want children to appreciate different human experiences by understanding and valuing their own history and that of other people.
Through geography we aim to stimulate children's curiosity about the natural and human world. Geography introduces children to different societies, cultures and landscapes. We give the children opportunities to consider their rights and their responsibilities to other people and the environment.
Art and Design
Art, craft and design offer opportunities for children to combine seeing, feeling, thinking and making. We teach the skills children need to be able to express their ideas in different media (such as paint, pastels, clay or collage) and we aim to develop their knowledge and understanding of artists and craftspeople from all over the world.
We believe that music provides a powerful form of communication and expression. We nurture the pupils' enjoyment of music through active involvement in listening, composing and performing. We explore musical influences from all over the world, exposing pupils to a wide range of styles and genres. Musical skills learnt are put into practice through lots of opportunities to perform for others.