- Our Curriculum
- Assessing children’s learning
- And information about how our school supports children’s development through nurture and support for Special Education Needs and Disabilities.
The Foundation Stage (the Reception Class)
In the Foundation Stage, early learning skills from Development Matters are taught through topics that interest the children.
These topics change at least half termly, but often more frequently. As they come from the children’s interests, the topics cannot be identified in advance, but recent examples include: All about Me, Pirates, Super Heroes, Christmas, The Garden Centre, Space and Sea Life. Within each topic are activities that enable the development of skills which have been identified by the classteacher. These may vary for each different cohort. The children each have a Learning Journey which tracks their learning and development throughout the year.
The skills taught can be found at www.early-education.org.uk/development-matters
Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Keys Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)
Throughout Key Stages 1 and 2 we have an ‘integrated curriculum’ which means that rather than teaching children about each subject (such as literacy, history, science) separately, we teach skills and knowledge which overlap, through topics. More information on the schemes of work and individual subjects can be found in Curriculum. Each class’s topics for the year can be found on the class page, in addition to the class’s termly newsletter.
You might also be interested in looking at the National Curriculum available at
Underpinning the curriculum are the values we teach our children. See our curriculum page..