What does your child learn at school each day?
Find information about our curriculum subjects here.
About the National Curriculum
The National Curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge and skills they need to be educated citizens.
Our curriculum is designed to introduce our pupils to the best that has been thought and said, and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement. We aim to ensure your child will develop skills and knowledge across all the subject disciplines through depth and breadth, with a focus on our local context. We have built in progression and continuity across all curriculum areas so that children are taught key skills and then given the opportunity to apply them.
We have three 'Big Ideas' that we believe children should understand by the time they are eleven:
- We are a 'values based' school: our values determine our choices and behaviours and enable our culture to be challenging and supportive, creating confident young people.
- We serve our community both locally and internationally. Our children will understand the interconnectedness and responsibilities we have to make our world the best it can be for everyone.
- We believe in the power of oracy. Young people can make a positive difference and should feel empowered.
Our curriculum is designed to ensure these ideas are built on and strengthened.
We have carefully considered how to maximise the likelihood that our pupils will remember and make lasting connections between the steps they are taught over time. We want our environment to make our pupils tingle with expectation and create awe and wonder through interactive displays, lessons and high quality, first hand experiences. We have carefully considered which pedegogy best helps children to develop deep learning that can be built on year on year.
We are constantly evaluating how well our pupils are learning and whether the content outlined in our curriculum is providing children with the knowledge they need to develop as proactive thinkers. We frequently ask ourselves, 'What is it we want children to take away from this lesson?' We believe that knowledge empowers our pupils and we are passionate to enable them to build deeper understanding and the capacity for skilful performance.
Our Children's Learning Detectives.
We have trained a group of pupils to be our 'Children Learning Detectives' (CLDs). They have been exploring the way our pupils learn across the school. Click on the link to hear some of what we have found out.