What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.
Our curriculum philosophy is best summed up by the following quote from Philip Pullman (author):
“The most valuable attitude we can help children adopt – the one that, among other things, helps them to write and read with most fluency and effectiveness and enjoyment – I can best characterise by the word playful. It begins with nursery rhymes and nonsense poems, with clapping games and finger play and simple songs and picture books. It goes on to consist of fooling about with the stuff the world is made of: with wood and metal, and with language. Fooling about, playing with it, pushing it this way and that, turning it sideways, painting it different colours, looking at it from the back, putting one thing on top of another, asking silly questions, mixing things up, making absurd comparisons, discovering unexpected similarities, making pretty patterns, and all the time saying “Supposing….I wonder……What if?”
At this school your child is at Foundation Stage or Key Stage One of the National Curriculum. The National Curriculum is divided into Core and Foundation subjects. All year groups use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics. Below you will find the overviews of each subject in relation to the Year Groups within our school.