Curriculum & Learning

Our school encourages all children to take an active part in their own learning in order to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence they will need in their future lives.

We try to do this by providing a rich, enjoyable and motivating learning environment both inside and outside the classroom that caters for the different learning styles and individual needs of all pupils. Pupils are given opportunities to work with others across the different age groups, often through cross-curricular studies, to foster respect for each other and to develop their communication and social skills.
Our school also recognises staff professional development as vital in the provision of high quality teaching and learning. We have high expectations of everyone within our school community.

We aim, with the support of parents to:

  • Provide a secure and happy school where children can appreciate and acquire good manners and consideration for the views and beliefs of others

  • Develop effective language skills through the enjoyment of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

  • Develop mathematical knowledge and understanding and an understanding of the importance of mathematics in their every day lives

  • Nurture enquiring minds through experimentation, problem solving, investigative and research activities.

  • Promote understanding and awareness of our local and national heritage, past and present

  • Encourage participation in, and appreciation of, artistic expression, including mime, drama, music, dance, art and craft.

  • Foster recognition of the mutual help and dependency between themselves and peoples and nations around the world

  • Acquire physical skills and knowledge of their bodies to keep healthy and safe

The National Curriculum

The National Curriculum entitles every child to a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based. The National curriculum comprises:
Core subjects: English, mathematics, Science
Daily English and mathematics lessons are based on the National Frameworks for these subjects. 

Foundation subjects: technology, History, geography, Music, Art, P.E. ICT, Modern foreign Languages, PSMHE
Plus: Religious Education
Lessons are differentiated to meet the needs and abilities of all children. They may involve direct class teaching, guided group work, paired learning  and interactive oral work with individuals, groups and the whole class.


Attainment targets: these specify levels of attainment for each subject, setting out the knowledge, skills and understanding that pupils of different abilities and maturities are expected to develop within each subject area.


Programmes of study: these specify essential teaching in each subject area.

School Curriculum 2016

Year 1 - Year 6 Foundation Subject Curriculum