We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum for England and Wales which set out exactly what children should know and be able to do at different milestones throughout their education.
We believe that children learn best when activities and experiences are purposeful and relevant and we regularly review our curriculum Intent so that we can be certain that our children are building skills and knowledge which we believe they need in order to succeed. We want our children to be confident learners who have resilience and are able to take risks and solve problems. We also aim to prepare children for living in a diverse community by ensuring that they are compassionate and able to respect others.
We endeavour to make learning relevant and purposeful and we draw on our wonderfully rich local heritage and culture whenever possible. Learning in the basic skills is a priority and so maths and English are at the heart of our curriculum and are threaded through every other subject. We are currently in a transitional phase from a two year curriculum cycle, as a result of unavoidable mixed classes, to a single year curriculum. From September 2022, Key Stage One subjects will all be planned on a one year cycle. In Key Stage Two, this is planned for September 2023. Subject Leads have worked with teaching staff in Key Stage Two to reach an agreement on the best way to plan for 2022-23.