Primary Overview

The Primary curriculum includes a range of subjects including the core subjects of English, Maths and Science. In addition to this are the foundation subjects of History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, Computing and PE. Topics enable us to identify skills, concepts, knowledge and ideas from individual subjects and bring them together in a cohesive way. Our curriculum strives to ensure breadth and balance by using a variety of resources from various sources. The National Curriculum of England does not encourage or prescribe set textbooks. The curriculum is planned so continuity and progression are smooth and aid development.

KS1 Overview

Key Stage One includes Year 1 and Year 2. Phonics is a major aspect of development within Key Stage 1 in order to provide the basics for reading and writing. In Year 1 a focus is also placed in continuing to develop gross and fine motor skills and continuing to support the transition from Foundation Stage into Key Stage 1. The majority of subjects are taught by the homeroom teacher. PE and MOE subjects are taught by subject specialists.

KS2 Overview

Key Stage Two includes the year groups from Year 3 to Year 6. Key Stage 2 continues to consolidate and develop the skills begun within Key Stage 1. Building fluency in reading and arithmetic is an important focus. Handwriting style continues to be developed whilst focusing on the importance of stamina in writing including the specific skills required in this area. Within Year 3 the majority of subjects continue to be taught by the homeroom teacher except for MOE subjects and PE. French is taught as a modern foreign language from Year 4 by a specialist teacher. In addition, MOE subjects, Art, PE, Drama, Music and Robotics are taught by specialist teachers.