Our Curriculum

The curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal development.

It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of the children.

It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave.

We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their true potential.

The aims of our school curriculum are:

  • To enable all children to learn and develop their skills to the best of their ability.

  • To promote a positive attitude towards learning, so that children enjoy coming to school, and acquire a solid basis for lifelong learning.

  • To fulfil all the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Locally Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.
  • To teach children the basic skills of reading, writing, mathematics and information and ICT.

  • To enable children to be creative and to develop their own thinking.

  • To teach children about their developing world, including how their environment and society have changed over time.

  • To help children understand Britain’s cultural heritage.

  • To enable children to be positive citizens in society.

  • To teach children to have an awareness of their own spiritual development, and to understand right from wrong.

  • To help children understand the importance of truth and fairness, so that they grow up committed to equal opportunities for all.

  • To enable children to have respect for themselves and tolerance of others so that they are able to live and work co-operatively with others.

Further Information:

What our children say in Year 5 and 6: –
“I love science because I enjoy working practically. Our school has a great gardening club which I help to run. We won an award last year. “

Aaron, Pupil Voice

What our children say in Year 5 and 6: –
“I have learned how to do ratio and proportion using the bar model method. I love the CUC programme because I am much speedier at times tables facts now. “

Leah, Pupil Voice

What our children say in Year 5 and 6: –
“My great-grandma and great grandad were in the WW2. Great grandad fought and great grandma made bullets. This is why I love learning about history and the past. “

Michael, Pupil Voice

What our children say in Year 5 and 6: –
“I love art because I can explore different concepts. You can learn to portray different shapes and anatomy when you draw or paint. I want to be a graphic artist when I grow up”

Evie, Pupil Voice

What our children say in Year 5 and 6: –
“I love basketball and table tennis because you can earn medals for effort. We don’t win at football because we don’t have a field to practise on but I don’t mind because I love football anyway. “

Ehan, Pupil Voice

What our children say in Year 5 and 6: –
“I like this school. I have learnt to speak English quickly; I have learned English in 10 months. “

Mirra, Pupil Voice

What our children say in Year 5 and 6: –
“I love to read because it helps me to get ideas in my head which I can use in my own writing. “

Jessica, Pupil Voice

What our children say in Year 5 and 6: –
“Writing and maths are my best lessons. I like to get my punctuation and grammar right. I also like table tennis club after school because my skills are getting better and better. “

Jayden, Pupil Voice

What our children say in Year 5 and 6: –
“I got really good at decimals today and bit by bit, I am getting better. I like to look after our environment and I do litter picking at play and lunchtimes. “

Hazel, Pupil Voice