The Governing Body has approved a curriculum which complies fully with the requirements of the National Curriculum for Key Stage One and the Early Years Foundation Stage. We work in partnership with EdTransform and other likeminded schools providing a broad and balanced curriculum through a REAL Projects approach and through some discrete teaching. REAL projects stands for Rigorous, Engaging, Authentic Learning and allows the children to make links and see purpose to their learning. We lead our projects with an essential question which helps to 'drive' the content, carefully planning in the skills and knowledge required, so that the children develop a love of learning and have a real purpose behind it.
The curriculum is further enhanced by extra-curricular activities including after school clubs. Religious Education, Sex & Relationships Education and a daily collective act of worship are all valuable parts of your child’s education. These areas of the curriculum are taught sensitively and promote greater understanding of our multi-cultural world. Parents have the right of withdrawal but the school would appreciate the opportunity to discuss individual circumstances so informed decisions can be made.
The Foundation Stage is from birth to 5 years. This includes Nursery and Reception. We provide nursery education for children from the term after their third birthday, meeting the individual needs of each child. We hope that this is the start of a happy partnership between home and school; an exciting journey of development and learning for your child. Our approach is a combination of child-initiated activities and adult led education, based on active learning and problem solving. Clear routines are in place to support the children, increasing their confidence and independence while encouraging them to develop as competent learners as they progress through the Foundation stage. In Reception, children continue to have many opportunities for child initiated activities and independent learning as well as a more formal approach to reading, writing and maths.