The curriculum is the means by which we try to achieve the aims of the school. We endeavour to provide a solid foundation, developing the children’s knowledge, skills and attitudes on which they can build and enjoy their future learning. The new National Curriculum 2014 is to be established within the school and continue to support the on going work to raise standards further. We are committed to providing ‘excellence with enjoyment’, aiming to provide a rich curriculum experience and celebrating achievement. We offer this opportunity to all pupils irrespective of gender, ability or need – striving to be fully inclusive in our work. Our Nursery and Reception classes follow a Foundation Stage curriculum.
When the curriculum is planned all the children are taken into consideration and the work provided is matched to their abilities and needs. The whole class may complete work or children may be grouped. Some children will be working on tasks that have been devised to meet their own individual requirements.
In accordance with the new National Curriculum 2014: English, Mathematics, and Science form the 'core' curriculum:
The ‘foundation’ subjects include Design & Technology, Computing, History, Geography, Art & Design, Music and Physical Education.
We also teach French as a foreign language to our Key Stage 2 pupils.
We are required to teach Religious Education and follow the Dorset Scheme.
Children also benefit from a programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic education.
The school has achieved National Healthy Schools Status and Activemark. We have been awarded the Gold Artsmark award from the Arts Council and achieved recognition as a UNICEF Rights Respecting School.
You will find a curriculum map for the topics covered each term in each year group in the class pages.