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Curriculum

Our school motto is:

Explore, Enjoy, Learn

 

Using the National Curriculum which has been statutory since September 2014 we have designed our curriculum to:

  • Ensure the acquisition of a high level of basic skills in English and Maths for all pupils.
  • Be broad (whilst giving due attention to the core subjects).
  • Be creative and relevant to all pupils.
  • Be well balanced.
  • Be differentiated for individual needs.
  • Be assessed, recorded and evaluated and involve the pupils in self-assessment.
  • Be well resourced.
  • Reinforce the links between subjects so that learning connections are made across the curriculum.
  • Take account of our equality and diversity policy.
  • Provide for pupils' personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).

 

Children in the Reception year follow the Early Years Foundation Stage. Pupils in years 1-6 are taught the three core subjects of English, maths and Science and the seven foundation subjects: History, Geography, Desigh and Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education and Computing. In addition, Religious Education, which is statutory, is taught outside of the National Curriculum followint the Wiltshire Agreed Syllabus using the Discovery RE resource. Pupils also follow a PSHE programme and in years 3-6 are taught French.

In Reception and Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2) we use Phonics Bug and Jolly Phonics to teach 'synthetic' phonics. The synthetic phonics approach teaches children the sounds of individual, pairs and strings of letter so that they can blend (synthesise)these sounds together to read and write words. We use a range of reading schemes throughout the school to support the development of reading and the needs of the children at different stages of their development.

 

Please see our curriculum statement for more information.

To find out more about how the curriculum is taught look at our Class Pages.

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