Our approach to the curriculum is to provide the highest quality provision, utilising the skills of all our staff, to inspire all our pupils to achieve their full potential.
This is achieved through the choice of resources, including the use of iPads, equipment in mathematics and a wide range of texts in English. Our positive and stimulating learning environments develop curious, confident learners and as a result provides excellent opportunities for all pupils to achieve high standards. There are strong links between the core and non-core subjects because of our close assessment of the skills that each academic discipline requires.
Mathematics is taught using the Mathematics Mastery program in Reception through to Year 5. These schemes are based on approaches from Singapore and the new National Curriculum. This allows all pupils not only to be fluent in the fundamentals but to reason and solve problems by applying mathematical skills with increasing sophistication.
As a Federation we use The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) to structure our provision for most non-core subjects and continue to excite pupils in all year groups. IPC topics are constantly updated and improved not only in terms of the National Curriculum statutory requirements but also in ways to assess and evaluate pupils’ standards of achievement.
English is taught through the use of Read, Write Inc. (RWI) for Reception and KS1 children and Success for All (SFA) for KS2 children. Children are grouped according to their reading ability from Monday until Thursday, this is to ensure all children make accelerated progress in English. The core writing skills are taught across the curriculum and a renewed focus on grammar, spelling, handwriting and punctuation is embedded across the school. Accelerated Reader is also used in Year 2 and KS2 when the children are ready. This enhances our reading program and challenges the children to be independent learners.
Please click on the links below for helpful leaflets which explain our approaches to the above schemes.