Curriculum

Reception

Children in Reception will follow the Early Years Foundation Stage [EYFS] which is a statutory framework that underpins our planning and provision. Children will have a very busy and active day in Reception and will be full of leaning opportunities both indoors and outdoors.

Children will be taught in a predominantly play based environment where learning is carefully planned to support, challenge and develop skills and knowledge in all areas of development:

  •  Communication and Language
  •  Physical Development
  •  Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  •  Literacy
  •  Mathematics
  •  Understanding the World
  •  Expressive Arts and Design

 Throughout the year, children’s progress will be assessed using Early Excellence Assessment Tracker. End of year assessment judgements will be made against all 17 Early Learning Goals where children will be assessed as Emerging, Expected or Exceeding. Please follow the link to see the Early Learning Goals for all areas of learning.

Early Learning Goals Sep2018

If you would like any more information, please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Heather Jeffery [Acting Reception Leader].

Key Stage 1

Children in Y1 and Y2 will follow the National Curriculum 2014 which covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject. In year group teams, teachers will plan and deliver a creative curriculum with a huge emphasis on developing skills in the following subjects: 

  •  English
  •  Maths
  •  Science
  •  DT
  •  History
  •  Geography
  •  Arts and Design
  •  Music
  •  PE [including swimming]
  •  Computing
  •  RE
  •  PSHE

 We encourage our children to see themselves as readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, musicians, artists, historians etc. and not just simply doing English, maths, art etc. Our lessons place a great focus on ensuring children understand why they are learning a particular skill and how that that skill could be used in a particular job. This makes learning more meaningful for our children and helps to develop a love of learning!

Throughout the year, children’s progress will be assessed using O Track. End of year assessment judgements will be made in English, Maths and Science where children will be assessed as:

  •  Working towards the Expected Standard
  •  Working at the Expected Standard
  •  Working at a Greater Depth within the Expected Standard

 If you would like any more information, please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Kim Harford-Smyth [Acting Deputy Head and KS1 Leader].