We provide a broad and balanced curriculum, which complies with the statutory requirements of the Education Reform Act of 1988, which introduced the National Curriculum.
The curriculum is organised and planned for in three stages:
Foundation stage: which in our school, relates to children aged 3 to 5 years i.e. Reception pupils.
Key Stage 1: relates to the children aged 5 to 7 years.
Key Stage 2: relates to the children aged 7 to 11 years.
The curriculum for the Foundation Years is based on six key areas:
- Personal Social and Emotional Development;
- Communication, Language and Literacy;
- Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy;
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World;
- Physical Development;
- Creative Development.
At Key Stage 1 and 2, as well as the core and foundation subjects of the National Curriculum, we also follow the Staffordshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.
The subjects which make up the revised National Curriculum 2000 are:
English, Mathematics, Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
- Design and Technology (DT), Art,
- History, Geography, Music,
- Physical Education (PE) ,
- Personal, Health and Social Education (PHSE).
Each area of the National Curriculum has a laid down Programme of Study, and Level Descriptors, which enables standardised assessment and the tracking of individual pupil’s progress.
Whilst the main principles of the curriculum stay static we are aware that education flourishes if it successfully adapts to the demands and needs of the time. Besides the minimum requirements of the National Curriculum, we aim to aid the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and encourage pupils’ aesthetic and creative interests.