Curriculum

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What is the National Curriculum ? – Click here
What are key stages ? – Click here
School development priorities 2013/2014 Click here  * Update being posted Oct 2016*
Department for Education performance table – Click here

Our School is always looking at different ways that we can develop & improve, as part of that process we have support from the Northumberland School improvement service – Click here

The National Curriculum in Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 is currently changing – our Key Stage topics are being updated and changed during this academic year.

Our topic plans are at the bottom of this page.

The school curriculum meets all the requirements of the new National Curriculum 2014 and the 1988 Education Act which stated that all children are entitled to a curriculum which is balanced, broadly based which, ‘promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society’ and ‘prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.’

As a Church of England school this is done while ensuring that it is grounded in a Christian world view and in line with our Christian values.

 

The curriculum is arranged into Core Subjects:

English; Mathematics; Science; Religious Education;

The other curriculum areas form the Foundation Subjects:

Computing;History; Art; Design Technology; Geography; Music; Modern Foreign Languages; Physical Education; Personal, Moral, Social and Cultural Education.

The school also ensures that the main outcomes of the Every Child Matters Agenda are threaded throughout the curriculum to allow children to develop holistically in all areas.

These outcomes are:

Being Safe; Being Healthy; Economic Well-Being;

Enjoying and Achieving; Making a Positive Contribution.

Learning is based around overarching topic themes for each half term and is organised in such a way that the needs of all children are catered for.

Curriculum planning is such that the learning is relevant to children and will stimulate, engage and inspire them.

The School uses a combination of Reading Books based around the Oxford Reading Tree and Rigby Rocket schemes.

For the teaching of Phonics the School follows the Read, Write Inc programme.

For Early Phonological Awareness the School uses the Letters and Sounds programme (in Nursery).

Enrichment activities and visits enhance and extend the learning which takes place in school.

Our topic plans- Currently being updated – October 2016

Early Years Plan Autumn 1 2014 (Magical Me) – Click Here
Early Years Plan Autumn 2 2014 (Come on and Celebrate) – Click Here
Early Years Plan Spring 1 2015 (Magical Monsters) – Click Here
Afternoon Nursery Plan Spring 1 2015 (This is Me) – Click Here
Afternoon Nursery Enhancement Plan Spring 1 2015 (This is Me) – Click Here
Early Years Plan Summer 2015 – To be uploaded
Early Years Plan Autumn 2015 – To be uploaded
Early Years Plan Spring 2016 (Toys) – Click Here
Early Years Plan Summer 2016 (My World) – Click Here
Early Years Plan Autumn 2016 (Magical Me) – Click Here
Enhancement Plan Autumn 2016 (Magical Me) – Click Here
Early Years Plan Spring 2017 (Tell Me a Story) – Click Here
Early Years Plan Summer 2017 (Animals) – Click Here
Early Years Plan Autumn 1 2017 (People Who Help Us) – Click Here
Early Years Plan Autumn 2 2017 (Journeys) – Click Here
Key Stage 1 Curriculum Plan Autumn 2014 (Food and Farming) – Click Here
Key Stage 1 Curriculum Plan Autumn 2014 (Talking Time) – Click Here
Year 1 Curriculum Plan Spring 2015  (Kings and Queens)- Click Here
Year 2 Curriculum Plan Spring 2015 (Kings and Queens) – Click Here
Year 1 Curriculum Plan Summer 2015 (Amazing Adventures) – Click Here
Year 2 Curriculum Plan Summer 2015 (Amazing Adventures) – Click Here
Year 1 Curriculum Plan Autumn 2015 (Celebrations) – Click Here
Year 2 Curriculum Plan Autumn 2015 (Celebrations) – Click Here
Year 1 Curriculum Plan Spring 2016 (Fantastic and Famous) – Click Here
Year 2 Curriculum Plan Spring 2016 (Fantastic and Famous) –Click Here
Year 1 Curriculum Plan Summer 2016 (Take a Trip) – Click Here
Year 2 Curriculum Plan Summer 2016 (Take a Trip) – Click Here
Year 1 Curriculum Plan Autumn 2016 (Food and Farming) – Click Here
Year 2 Curriculum Plan Autumn 2016 (Food and Farming) – Click Here
Year 1 Curriculum Plan Spring 2017 (Kings and Queens) – Click Here
Year 1 Curriculum Plan Summer 2017 (Amazing Adventures) – Click Here
Year 1 Curriculum Plan Autumn 1 2017 (Whatever the Weather) –Click Here
Year 1 Curriculum Plan Autumn 2 2017 (Superheroes) – Click Here
Key Stage 2 Curriculum Plan Autumn 2014 (Thunder and Lightning) – Click Here
Key Stage 2 Curriculum Plan Spring 2015 (Ancient Greece) – Click Here
Key Stage 2 Curriculum Plan Summer 2015 (The World of Roald Dahl) – Click Here
Key Stage 2 Curriculum Plan Autumn 2015 (The Big Dig) – Click Here
Key Stage 2 Curriculum Plan Spring 2016 (Where’s Wally?) – Click Here
Key Stage 2 Curriculum Plan Summer 2016 (Green Fingers) – Click Here
Year 3 Curriculum Plan Autumn 2o16 (The Big Dig) – Click Here
Year 3 Curriculum Plan Spring 2017 (Where’s Wally?) – Click Here
Year 4 Curriculum Plan Autumn 2016 (Ancient Greece) – Click Here
Year 4 Curriculum Plan Spring 2017 (Thunder and Lightning) – Click Here
Year 5 Curriculum Plan Autumn 1 2017 (Terrible Tudors) – Click Here

If you require any further information about the curriculum at the School please contact your child’s class teacher and they will be happy to discuss this with you.