Our overall aim is to provide our children and staff with a curriculum that is balanced, fun and engaging, making memories forever in a safe and calm environment.
We will ensure that we give children opportunity to:
  • develop a rich and deep subject knowledge
  • develop new skills through a variety of interesting contexts
  • develop and demonstrate their creativity
  • experience the challenge and enjoyment of learning
  • understand the purpose and value of their learning and see its relevance to their past, present and future
  • see clear links between different aspects of their learning
  • learn peaceful and supportive environment
  • develop self-esteem and confidence in their abilities
  • follow their own interests and be themselves
  • reflect and think mindfully about their learning
  • recognise that people are good at different things
  • work in a range of groups and settings
We will encourage children to:
  • make positive contribution to the school and local community
  • make choices about things that are important to them
Our curriculum will be taught through a pedagogy that:
  • excites, promotes and sustains children’s interest 
  • promotes problem solving, creativity and communication
  • enables and fosters children’s natural curiosity
  • offers all children memorable experiences from start to finish
  • enables children to reflect on and evaluate their learning
We enrich our curriculum by:
  • providing exciting opportunities to visit areas beyond the classroom that are subject or topic related
  • welcoming parents and carers to take part in children’s learning and experiences
  • developing partnerships with external providers that extend children’s opportunities for learning
  • using quality resources in and out of the classroom
We know our curriculum is enjoyed by children because:
  • We ask them! Children are included in our decision making and each term, pupils, teachers, coordinators and governors have a collaborative approach to monitoring what happens in our school.
  • In EYFS, every member of staff uses observational assessment to baseline children’s starting points and plan experiences which ensure progress.
  • Across the school, reading ages are determined every 6 months to ensure progression, coupled with rigorous phonics and spelling assessments so that children are grouped effectively. 
  • Assessment in ongoing, using formative assessment strategies to reach a summative decision. This ensures that all aspects of the curriculum are taught and children have achieved expectations.
  • Standardised scores in maths, reading, SPAG and writing are collected each term using standardised papers and any dips are identified quickly.
  • Separate targeted support is mapped out for those needing a little more input, reviewed and adapted each term to ensure all children develop self-esteem and confidence in their abilities