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Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Aims and Rationale

Curriculum Intent

 

We aim to offer every child a broad and balanced curriculum - suited to their needs - that is vibrant, engaging and ultimately useful to their future lives. We want to provide academic success coupled with enrichment opportunities that allow each child to explore a range of skills and interests.  In addition to core skills such as English and Maths, we promote deep learning within science, the humanities, technology, citizenship and the arts, developing creative, enquiring minds.

 

Our curriculum offers children the chance to develop healthy bodies and healthy minds.  We provide a wide range of high quality physical education opportunities during and after school, and we have a strong commitment to developing good mental health through activities such as massage and 'Philosophy for Children' (P4C).

 

We want our curriculum to unlock doors, enabling children to feel confident and optimistic about their futures in whatever direction they choose to take.  Our curriculum needs to be relevant to the children's local and national context: we want our children to understand their options in life, contribute to society as responsible citizens and show and understanding of equality and diversity.  Our curriculum is designed with the understanding of British Values in mind:

  • democracy
  • rule of law 
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

 

Through differentiation and effective use of assessment, our curriculum is inclusive and tailored to the needs of the school and within it each class, group and individual child.

 

If you would like additional information on our curriculum, please contact the Deputy Headteacher, Mrs. M. McMaster.

In September 2014, the new Primary National Curriculum became statutory. Please see the full document below, or access individual sections from the DfE website link below.
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