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Learning

We provide a broad, balanced and enriching curriculum which is interesting and enjoyable for the children. All children have equal access to the curriculum in line with our Equal Opportunities Policy and is carefully planned to ensure progression and continuity for every child.

We aim to help our children, with the co-operation of their parents.

Pupils below statutory school age follow the Early Years and Foundation Stage Statutory Framework and Guidance covering three prime areas for learning:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development

The specific areas of learning are:

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

 

All pupils of statutory school age follow the Programmes of Study specified by the National Curriculum and the Primary National Strategy and for children aged 5 – 7 years old this is known as Key Stage One.  We are currently redesigning our curriculum in line with the September 2014 Guidelines.

National Curriculum documents are available at school for parents to read.  We want children to acquire knowledge, skills, concepts and attitudes in an enjoyable and meaningful way.  An important part of our work is the development of positive social relationships.  We aim for children to learn to co-operate with each other, to recognise the needs of others and to understand differences in temperament, ideas and culture.

We hold parent workshops to support your child in various curriculum areas. Parent requests for workshops are also welcomed.