Our school is very proud of the broad and ambitious curriculum which we have created to address the needs and interests of our pupils. Our curriculum has been designed to explicitly meet the aims of our school:-
Achieve Well, Aim High, Have Fun.
Our curriculum address the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. It is carefully planned to ensure the progression of knowledge and skills between different year groups.
Teachers worked together to create Whole School Progression documents and half termly Knowledge and Skills Organisers for each subject. Advice and guidance from external organisations and experts was taken for each subject to ensure our curriculum is of high quality and that the knowledge and skills that teachers want the children to know, remember and use are clearly identified and carefully sequenced from Nursery to Year 2.
Teachers adapt the curriculum to ensure the needs of all pupils are met, including pupils with additional needs, more able pupils and disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils. Our ‘Learning to Learn’ attitudes -‘Thinking for Myself’, ‘More Than Just Me’, ‘Aiming High’ and ‘How Well Did I Do?’ – are regularly discussed throughout the school. Promoting these attitudes to pupils enable them to become effective learners.
Our curriculum is enhanced by highly-skilled practitioners who plan alongside the teachers to deliver exciting and memorable learning experiences eg a creative practitioner, a specialist singing teacher, an accredited Forest Schools practitioner.
Outdoor learning is incorporated into the curriculum using our Forest Schools area, our Science garden and the school grounds.
Our curriculum strives to prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in modern day Britain. We actively promote fundamental British values whilst also developing mutual respect of different cultures, faiths and beliefs. An annual "Proud To Be British" day is held to celebrate life in modern day Great Britain. Please click to view our policies on promoting British values and how we prepare children for life in modern day Britain.
Religious Education is taught throughout the school and is based upon Derby City Council’s Agreed Syllabus for RE.
Assemblies take place daily and encourage a positive school ethos of tolerance, caring and understanding for all. Assemblies are also used to reinforce and develop our school standards. Sometimes assemblies include an act of collective worship. Assemblies also sometimes focus on our ‘Learning to Learn’ attitudes which are reinforced in classrooms. The school has strong links with the Open Centre in Derby and two local churches which further enhance the pupils' knowledge and understanding of different faiths and cultures.
Parents have a legal right to exempt their child from collective worship and RE lessons and should contact the school if they wish to do so.
We ensure that all pupils have equal access to the full range of educational opportunities provided by our broad and balanced curriculum. Please CLICK HERE to see our Equal Opportunities Policy.
We give due regard to the provisions of the Equality Act 2010. We seek to provide a broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum within which our children flourish and reach their potential. Please CLICK HERE to find out more about how we give due regard to the Equality Act 2010.
Adaptations and reasonable adjustments are made to our curriculum to meet the needs of SEND pupils. Please CLICK HERE to see our SEND Policy and please CLICK HERE to see our annual SEND Information Report. Both of these documents provide details about how the curriculum may be accessed by SEND pupils. More information may also be found on our SEND page – please CLICK HERE.
For information about what the children are currently learning, please CLICK HERE to read our latest newsletters.
For information about tests and assessments at the end of Key Stage One please CLICK HERE.