We aim to foster a life-long love of learning, through adopting a curriculum which inspires and excites our children.
Across our school we follow the national curriculum. The ‘basic’ school curriculum includes the ‘national curriculum’, as well as religious education and sex education.
The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools so children learn the same things. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject.
The national curriculum at our school
To have a better understanding of what your child will be learning across the year, please view the downloads available on this page.
Current timetables for our classes are below (PDF documents):
Tawny Owls Timetable T1 – to be uploaded shortly
Early Years – Year R
As of September 2020 all ASPIRE schools have become early adopters of the new early years learning goals (ELG) as part of a pilot trial. These are the goals that we assess all Year R children against in July (at the end of year R). These will be statutory as of September 2021 for all other schools nationally.
More information on the framework used for these goals can be found in the document below [PDF, 43 pages].
Phonics and Reading
Please speak to class teachers for more information as to how your child is taught in class.
You can also download information about our phonics and reading schemes.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Development and British Values
At our school we value the importance of teaching children the knowledge, understanding and skills to become healthy, happy individuals who can form positive relationships and keep themselves and others safe. While being a Christian school our ethos also actively promotes our British Values and we teach children to become positive British citizens who can understand and contribute to our democratic, diverse and tolerant society. We use various opportunities to explicitly teach children the values of Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Respect and Tolerance for those of different faiths and with different beliefs.
We have weekly, 15 minute class meetings where important issues are discussed and all the voices and opinions of every child, is heard. These are sometimes led by our school council members.
The children also take part in teacher directed PSHE lessons, where a variety of topics have been covered, for example: goal setting; personal reflection; British Values; understanding empathy; understanding cultural diversity, in Britain and in other countries; reflecting on personal identity and what impacts this (cultural influences); considering what success is and thinking about different ways to ‘connect’ with others and yourself; dealing with change; going green, health and fitness, personal values and explicit British values learning.
The whole school also takes part in and acknowledges different themed days/weeks throughout the year, such as:
- Anti-bullying Week
- Safer Internet Day
- World Thinking Day
- Children in Need
- Sports Relief
- Healthy Eating week and our ‘Well Being Day’
- Safety in Action
- Our Cultural Diversity Day
Pupils produce work based on these themes and have collective worship sessions where we, as a school, come together to learn and reflect.
Our British Values are strongly celebrated through displays in all classrooms and public areas and we have class books showing the learning and development in children’s understanding and application of these values.
We welcome everyone to our school that celebrates the similarities that unite us and the differences which enrich us.