Curriculum

So, what do we teach?

We are guided by the National Curriculum and have adopted a skills based approach.

 

French is taught across the whole school and this is supplemented by a French Club during lunch times. Our French progression in learning can be found here.

We are currently developing our wider curriculum further, based on the National Curriculum, in order to provide a relevant and rich learning experience for our children. 

Here you will find a curriculum overview.  Subject specific overviews can be found here for Maths  (the maths calculation policy can be found here), Art, DT, Geography, History, Music and Computing.

We believe it is important to give children a broad range of experiences. 

Year 6 pupils go on a school journey for a week to Pensarn in Wales, which the children report is the best experience of their school life. We will support topic work with trips to museums for example and invite visitors in to speak to the class or present a historical environment. Educational visits are a key feature of our curriculum provision. Recent highlights have included singing with Young Voices at the O2, adventurous activities at Bowles and trips to Canterbury Cathedral, Ashdown forest, and Kew Gardens.

We enrich our curriculum by running two programs. In Cycle A, we run the Children's University. This gives children an opportunity to try new activities such as Television Presenting, Fashion Design, Becoming a chef and Science investigations. In Cycle B, we run Challenge activities in vertical grouping. This year we are running science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) days, which include for example, building bridges out of newspaper.

Children are also taught life skills such as First Aid and through PSHCE, including an annual visit to the 'Life Bus'.

To find out more about the school curriculum please follow the links to individual class pages.

Further information about the primary curriculum can be found here. The curriculum for Reception class is covered by the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, which can be found here.