National Curriculum

The National Curriculum is a framework used by all maintained schools to ensure that teaching and learning is balanced and consistent in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. It seeks to build on the foundation provided by the seven areas of learning in the Early Learning Goals.

The National Curriculum sets out the subjects taught as well as the knowledge, skills and understanding required in each subject. It also provides standards or statements in each subject and these are used by teachers to help measure your child's progress and plan the next steps in their learning. In accordance with the law, the school curriculum meets all the requirements of the National Curriculum, plus the requirements for Religious Education set out by the local authority.

 

Parents Guide to the New Curriculum

Core Subjects

 

English

Mathematics

Science

Computing

Computing is taught as a discrete subject and is also used to support teaching and learning across the curriculum.

Religious Education

The requirements for Religious Education are laid down in a locally-agreed syllabus.

Foundation Subjects

 

Art

Design/Technology

Music

Physical Education

Geography

History

Foreign Languages

The school currently provides weekly French lessons to pupils in Key Stage 2.