ST PAUL'S CHURCH OF ENGLAND INFANT SCHOOL AND SURE START CHILDREN'S CENTRE, TONGHAM
ST PAUL'S CHURCH OF ENGLAND INFANT SCHOOL ANDSURE START CHILDREN'S CENTRE, TONGHAM

Curriculum

The curriculum is all that we do in order to promote learning and personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum and the Foundation stage, but also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their                                                    true potential.

 

Schools have flexibility about how they organise their teaching. Our curriculum is in keeping with the frameworks of the Foundation Stage and The National Curriculum. These frameworks leave scope for teachers to use their professional expertise to adjust teaching approaches and the selection of materials suited to the needs the children they are teaching.

 

As a school we pride ourselves in ensuring that we offer the best possible learning experiences for the children. Our plans for work with the children in years 1 and 2 are in keeping with all the requirements of the Literacy and Numeracy Strategies and the National Curriculum, which consists of the subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Design and Technology, Computing, Art and Design, Physical Education, Music, History and Geography. Religious Education and Personal, Social and Health education are also vital aspects of the curriculum.

 

We aim to teach through a topic-based approach where elements of each subject are linked together. Every area that we teach includes development of children’s skills, knowledge and understanding in the following areas:-

  • Aspiration/Ambition
  • Community
  • Knowledge and Understanding of The World
  • Physical and Emotional

We work in partnership with parents and parents are provided with an outline of what their children will be learning, along with some details of how they can support the work at home. Our learning platform provides weekly opportunities for parents to support learning and prepare their children for the learning that is planned to take place in school the following week.

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