We aim to provide an 'irresistible' curriculum that excites our children and is reflective of their interests and experiences. Skills and knowledge are taught through cross curricular themes that are planned for each year group. The basic skills of reading, writing, spelling, punctuation, grammar and maths are also taught explicitly. Phonics is taught using the Read,write inc. programme. We use a range of schemes to teach reading, including Collins Big Cat, Oxford Project X and Rigby Star.
Teachers use a range of teaching strategies according to the needs of the children and the subject being taught. These include whole class teaching, group teaching and individual work. Learning opportunities are provided both in the classroom and in the outside areas.
In Nursery and Reception all areas of learning are delivered through planned, purposeful play with a balance of adult led and child initiated activities.
We follow the national curriculum for England. The curriculum contains the programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects, at all key stages.
The National Curriculum can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum
The school delivers the International Primary Curriculum and the International Early Years Curriculum. The school fundamentally believes that children will be better equipped for life beyond school if they are more globally aware. As a school we define international mindedness as:
IPC and IEYC Key Information
If you would like to find out more about IPC and IEYC there are some documents below that will give you more information and guidance.