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It's been a busy end to the term! Please see our Latest News section to read more about our visit to the Royal Albert Hall, the Year 6 Young Entrepreneur Sale, the Year 4 nativity - 'The Magical Christmas Jigsaw', our visit to the Chalfont Lodge Care Home and the choir's performance at the Maria Taylor Carol Concert!

The Curriculum

The Curriculum

 

We strive to engender in our children, a curiosity about the world in which they live, through high quality teaching and learning activities, matched by high expectations so that pupils have high aspirations for themselves. The curriculum of the school is broad and balanced, based on guidance within the new National Curriculum 2014 document. It is geared to a structured and rich programme of study which providing continuity and progression throughout the school. The aim is to provide a balance of knowledge and skills that will serve the children well in their next schools and in their role as citizens of the future. To this end, the delivery of the curriculum is designed to cater for the individual needs of each child.

A distinctive feature of our school is its curriculum, providing a unique and exciting four-year journey for the children. A cycle of topics based on whole school themes, are guided and planned to carefully match the needs of our community with specialist teachers employed for the expert delivery of French, music, art and drama throughout the school.

There are 23.5 hours spent on teaching in a normal school week, excluding registration and assembly times.

Schemes of work meet the requirements of the National Curriculum. Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 work at Key Stage 2.

 

“The curriculum is outstanding because it goes significantly beyond statutory requirements”
Ofsted 2006

 

The philosophy of the school and the aims of the school’s curriculum are based upon the following principles:

  • To help pupils develop lively and enquiring minds, to enjoy learning and practice a variety of physical skills.
  • To help pupils to use language and numbers effectively.
  • To help pupils acquire knowledge and skills relevant to adult life.
  • To instill respect for religious and moral values as well as tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life.
  • To help pupils understand the world in which they live and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations.

 

A wide variety of visits to places of interest are planned by class teachers throughout the school to provide stimulating starting points or to further class-based studies. Visits range from day visits, to residential trips within and outside the UK.

 

“…the school employs teachers with excellent subject knowledge, who lead their subjects with enthusiasm.”
Ofsted 2009

 

"Wow" days and weeks provide additional, popular 'off-piste' learning experiences which enrich children's skill and knowledge development, with the aim of creating memorable learning moments during their four-year journey. Children's enthusiasm for and enjoyment of their learning is paramount and is surveyed regularly through our pupil-voice groups.

 

At the end of each term children compile their work and a high quality book is made, containing elements from all areas of the curriculum.

 

“The curriculum is exciting.”
Ofsted 2009

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