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Curriculum

What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

 

We place great emphasis on making children feel secure and confident in the school. It is important to prepare children for a very positive start to their school life. 

The school now has an Early Years Foundation Stage Unit with children starting from age 2. The Pre-school, Nursery and Reception children follow themes and topics throughout the year.

Our Early Years provision and home-school links are designed to enable every child to make a good start and we aim to build on that early confidence. We believe that it is very important that our children are settled and happy as it is only then that they can learn.

We have long recognised the need for a broad and balanced curriculum. The curriculum is an ever changing tapestry and we review our curriculum regularly to ensure it is fit to serve the needs of children growing up in the 21st century. Recently the school has been awarded “International School” in recognition of the ways we have built global links into our curriculum experiences. The school is accredited as an “Adventure Learning School”. We believe that learning should be a life long adventure; exciting and challenging.

We also strive to inculcate in our children a knowledge of what is right and wrong, the ability to take responsibility for their actions, the need for politeness and general good manners and the ability to question but also to see the other person's point of view. We involve them in decisions about the school, and encourage them to care about our school, its environment and other people.

The curriculum is built around topics which follow a four year cycle in KS2 and a three year cycle in KS1. Topics are reviewed annually.

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