The New Curriculum
Please spend some time looking at the overviews- we are sure that you will agree that it is diverse, creative and very relevant to our pupils and the world in which they live today.
If you would like more information please see your child's teacher. Alternatively you could contact the assistant headteachers, Mrs Hibbert or Mrs Drane, who will be happy to discuss any aspect with you.
Please also click on the year group overviews for more information. Some of them also contain an external link to our curriculum provider, Focus Education, and further non-negotiable expectations for English and Maths.
In Key Stage One we follow the Phonics programme Letters and Sounds.
In Reception our children learn their letters and sounds using Jolly Phonics.
Our Reading Scheme is The Oxford Reading Tree - in other words, the Biff, Chip and Kipper books!
We use Rigby readers and Big Cat for our guided reading sessions.
Previous Whole School Topics
A highlight of our curriculum is the way we enrich our learning with stand alone units that show progression through the year groups and unite the school with their shared themes.
We have explored the theme of our global responsibility through two very demanding cantatas composed by Anne Conlon and Peter Rose -Yanomamo and Ocean World. Each of these culminated in a challenging and highly successful whole school performance and allowed all our pupils to absorb the beautiful lyrics and the powerful messages contained within.
Each class took a theme during the unit and created a display to reflect their focus.
Scarlet poppies can flutter
like fragile butterflies
in the dry yellow corn
And they can dance
like graceful ballerinas
among the feathery stalks
Red poppies can glow
like bright little lamps
on our warm winter coats
And they can whisper
like long-lost voices
from the forgotten fields