Welcome to the curriculum area of our website.
The school has 1.5 classes in each year group, and so has some mixed age classes. Because of this, we operate a two year rolling curriculum. Children may start the curriculum in year 2 of the cycle, but over the course of their time in each phase (Nursery and Reception, Year 1 and 2, Year 3 and 4 or Year 5 and 6) , they will cover all of the curriculum.
For 2018/19 we are on the second year of our two year programme. The exact units covered in each yeargroup are outlined below:
Finding more information
Parents, other stakeholders and members of the public can find out more information in the following ways:
The first point of contact should be your child's class teacher who will be able to talk you through the topics your child will be covering. If you would like any of the information here explaining or would like more in-depth information they will be able to help you.
If you would like to speak with someone other than your child's teacher, then we have a Curriculum Leader who can be contacted through the school office. They will be able to explain the whole school curriculum in more depth and explain the rationale behind this.
The EdisonLearning Primary Connected Curriculum provides a perfect starting point for exciting, engaging and motivating learning that schools can continue to develop innovatively to suit their own context.
The Connected Curriculum provides a strong framework through which the connections between subjects are clearly mapped, whilst providing adaptability and flexibility so that the lives and heritage of learners and their communities can be distinctively embedded. With distinctiveness and relevance designed in from the start, the opportunity exists to initially Adopt and Adapt and then to Create a unique curriculum that fulfils national curriculum requirements and the needs of individual learners. Importantly, the Connected Curriculum recognises the value of schools providing a balance of thematic and discrete teaching with an emphasis on both knowledge and skills.
Essentially the Connected Curriculum is a structured framework of Learning Units along with supporting documentation and CPD materials. Core Subject Science and the foundation subjects History, Geography, D&T, Art and Music are connected by theme and mapped to The National Curriculum requirements at KS1 and KS2; the Early Years Foundation Stage Learning Units are aligned to the Development Matters and Early Learning Goals/Early Years Outcomes. Opportunities to explore ICT are shown in the Learning Units and the coding aspect is dealt with via clear links to Rising Stars ‘Switched on Computing’.
Each Learning Unit has one or two focus subjects. The focus subject of a Learning Unit provides the opportunity to ‘get under the skin’ of the skills and deepen understanding of that subject area. For example, with history as a focus subject it gives learners the opportunity to know and understand what it is to be an historian.
We have chosen this curriculum for our school after extensive research. We felt that the idea of combining subjects, so that children are learning in a topic format, meant that our learners would be able to connect vocabulary and ideas within a topic, which will strengthen their understanding. Many of our learners have English as an additional language, and this method of learning, while beneficial for everyone, particularly helps children whose first language is not English.
This document identifies the second year of the two year curriculum and in which year group it is covered.
The following document is the first year of the two year cycle and will be taught in 2019/20.