Find information about our curriculum subjects here.
Our curriculum immerses children in termly learning projects (TLP’s), which are designed to broaden their skills, knowledge and understanding, through a range of stimulating, challenging and memorable opportunities, encompassing each child’s individual skills and interests.
We believe that learning should matter.
We believe that skills should be developed alongside knowledge.
We believe that learning should be inspirational
At the heart of our curriculum lie five key principles:
Aspire: To aim to achieve or be successful.
Broaden: To understand and learn more.
Create: To make something new or imaginative.
Discover: To find information, a place, or an object for the first time.
Explore: To find out more about something through enquiry.
There are twelve Core Skills that underpin all that we do. They are grouped into Active Learning, Basic Skills and Creative Thinking.
•To seek out and enjoy challenge
•To collaborate with others
•To show commitment and perseverance
•To assess themselves and others
•To speak clearly and convey ideas confidently
•To read and communicate ideas in writing efficiently and effectively
•Top calculate efficiently and apply skills to solve problems
•To use new technologies confidently and purposefully
•To ask questions to extend their thinking
•To generate ideas and explore possibilities
•To overcome barriers by trying out alternatives or new solutions
•To connect ideas and experiences in inventive ways
We believe that all of our children should be entitled to a breadth and balance of experience, knowledge, skills and understanding in all areas of the national curriculum and beyond, which is carefully structured to ensure it:
provides opportunities for skills to be developed independently, collaboratively and socially
fosters perseverance, enthusiasm, independence, curiosity and the sharing of personal experience
develops resilience, independence, responsibility and emotional intelligence
develops the child’s unique identity in a supportive, personalised environment
celebrates and promotes individual talents, interests and achievements
promotes understanding of diversity and global awareness
enriches each child’s experience at school through visits, visitors and outdoor learning opportunities
equips them with life-skills which they can adapt to the world of work, community and global citizenship
instils a strong understanding of British values
embed Christian values to help make positive contributions to society
The documents below are intended to help parents see what standards children are expected to have achieved at the end of each school year. We use them in school to record whether or not we have seen a child work at that standard or whether we believe the child fully understands and can apply that standard across the curriculum.
Every child in the Infant school has access to Reading Eggs and Fast Phonics to support reading development at home. Log ins for these can be found in the front of children's reading diaries. See the introduction videos below. We encourage all children to use Fast Phonics in the first instance, as this is closely aligned to our phonics scheme in school.
Fast Phonics Introduction Video
Reading Eggs Introduction Video
Phonics Audio Guide
There are 26 letters of the alphabet but they make 44 sounds. Use the audio guide below to hear all 44 sounds, on their own and in example words.
Here are a list of year group specific, high quality texts that we use in school to support our English curriculum. We encourage children to access these books at home, through the library service or online.
Supporting your Child read at home
Click below to read a document about what Book Chat involves and how to use it to support your child's reading.