Throughout school, we explore and develop as a person by experiencing a rich and broad education including PSHE, SMSC and Spiritual Development which our children know as "ME flourishing, My Spiritual Capabilities".
Our vision: Creative learning, personal achievement and happiness.
"Enabling everyone to flourish and 'live life in all its fullness' John 10:10
Our school community, based on Christ's teaching, seeks to develop, in each child, a vision of human flourishing, built on wonder, kindness, gentleness, excellence and academic rigour, explored through moral and creative learning experiences.
Our curriculum is inclusive and supportive, allowing all children to access the knowledge, vocabulary and skills required, regardless of their prior learning or cultural capital. Our curriculum has high expectations for all pupils to progress, be challenged and achieve at age-related expectations or greater depth.
Knowing our pupils like family, we are aware of the differences in cultural capital and plan with this is mind, including a precise vocabulary element to our curriculum and experiential learning, visits and visitors.
We have devised Long Term Curriculum Maps which evolve and adapted to suit each cohort, for each of the key phases in education:
- Class 1 Year 1 Curriculum Map
- Class 2 - Year 2 Curriculum Map
- Class 2 - Year 3 Curriculum Map
- Class 3 - Year 4,5,& 6 Curriculum Map
Our Curriculum Overview
We have created our own knowledge-rich and skills based curriculum for all subject areas that captivates our children's interests and utilises our beautiful locality. When appropriate, we encourage a cross curricular approach to promote meaningful learning and provide opportunities for our pupils to use and apply their knowledge, vocabulary and skills in a variety of contexts to deepen their understanding. We utilise our extensive school site and abundant facilities and resources by learning outside and experiencing real life situations.
A key focus is to prepare children for the next stages of their education and their future lives by developing the whole child to become confident, respectful individuals who have a positive attitude to life. They know who they are, why they are here and what they might want to become and how they can make a difference in this world. We do this through continuously revisiting and planning with our vision in mind: creative learning, personal achievement and happiness, as well as our Christian Values for Life and our British Values.
We educate the whole child: for learning and as a person through our bespoke character education which is rich in experiences and challenges - the wows and the ows! and the awes and ohs! This is especially true on our residential visits and in our forest school learning.
Our Curriculum Maps are rolling programmes which ensure that all of the National Curriculum 2014 is taught through explicit subjects or the topics and themes described. To support this we have written clear Schemes of Work showing progress in knowledge and skills for each phase of school to ensure that appropriate learning objectives are taught and that learning is progressive and challenging. The context and content of each subject/topic is developed with our children as their love of learning and their interests guide our learning journey.
We use Read, Write, Inc. to support the teaching of phonics and reading in school. For further information, please click here.
Please use the following links to find out more details about the curriculum we teach or contact one of our teachers who will be happy to discuss this further:
- Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework 2021 (ages 0-5 years)
- National Curriculum 2014 (ages 6-11 years)
- Maths at home with parents
- Class 1 Curriculum
- Class 2 Curriculum
- Class 3 Curriculum
Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school that continues to successfully support pupils with a range of special education and disability needs, as well as reintegrated pupils into mainstream education from other establishments. We have a wealth of training and experience and a passion to live out our vision and mission statement.
More information available here.