A Creative Curriculum

Our curriculum approach is topic based with each year group exploring a new topic each term that will lie at the core of their learning across all subject areas.

We provide a curriculum that is exciting, challenging and enjoyable. Children are engaged in practical activities and involved in hands-on learning at every opportunity. They carry out tasks relevant to their learning and visit places of interest and enjoy visiting speakers, authors, musicians and performers.

Children’s learning opportunities are enhanced by whole school events such as Sports Day, PSHCE week, multi Faith weeks, World Book Day. Children are also involved in workshops delivered by visiting theatre companies, musicians and dancers. Further opportunities are provided through extra-curricular experiences.

We place great emphasis on talking, listening and thinking skills and children are encouraged to work collaboratively and actively as well as working on a 1—1 level with teachers and teaching assistants.

Our curriculum is a broad and balanced curriculum for children of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. It is structured to develop children intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically and morally to the best of their ability.

In planning and delivering our curriculum we seek to promote a positive attitude towards learning and an awareness of learning traits as a basis for lifelong learning. Children will learn the needed skills to be literate, numerate and proficient in ICT as well as being creative and having the capacity to work alongside others.

Children are keen to share their work and their learning with their parents and this is done in a variety of ways e.g. end of topic assemblies, a Medieval Banquet as part of the Tudor topic, Beach party complete with sandcastle competition, ice creams and Punch and Judy Show to conclude the Seaside topic. Parents also have the opportunity to accompany class visits. These occasions have been valuable and enjoyable for children, parents and teachers and a fantastic opportunity for the class to show off their work.

Please view your child’s class termly curriculum letter, topic web and ‘WOW’ photographs of their experiences.

We recognise that the curriculum consists of not only the taught subjects but also incidental learning which will arise out of children’s interests.