We are required to base our teaching on the National Curriculum for England. It sets out clear, full and statutory entitlement to learning for all pupils. It determines the content of what will be taught, and sets attainment targets for learning. It also determines how performance will be assessed and reported.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum A New National Curriculum came into effect Sept 2014 and was phased in across the key stage. All pupils now follow the new curriculum. Year 6 pupils sit the revised SATs introduced in summer 2016.
The Calculation Policy provides a useful guide when helping children at home.
The school aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which prepares children for life in modern Britain. All subjects are taught each year and there is a strong emphasis on basic skills throughout the school. A love of reading is promoted and there are high expectations of all. The curriculum is enhanced by the use of specialist sports coaches, specialist music tuition, visiting teachers, art and theatre groups and after school clubs.
Our strong links with the Openzone CLC mean the children are taught the skills they need to succeed in the 21st Century.
Curriculum Plans give parents an outline of the curriculum content for each year group, each term. Please find below information for this academic year. This gives a brief view of the topics your child will be studying and can be used as a guide to support them at home.For further information relating to curriculum content, please refer to the school brochure or contact the school.
Topics by year group:
Y3 Stone Age to the Iron Age – Farming and Land Use; Rain-forests; Volcanoes; The Roman Empire – its impact on Britain and trade links.
Y4 Anglo Saxons and Scots – types of settlement; Coasts; Ancient Egypt – its history and the importance of the Nile.
Y5 The Viking and Anglo-Saxon Struggle – settlement; Fairtrade – rain forest biomes, countries of North and South America, economic activity; The Mayan Civilization
Y6 British History – World War II; Rivers and Mountains – the water cycle, mapping; Ancient Greece – the landscape, inventions, temples, myths and legends.