Curriculum Overview

In order for every child to achieve their full potential we offer a broad and balanced curriculum which follows the National Curriculum to meet the needs of our young learners. Our curriculum is designed around key indicators which underpin all learning:

  • Enquiry Based

  • Experience Led

  • Concept Driven

  • Vocabulary Rich

Our Curriculum Overview pages explain how learning is delivered in each curriculum subject in this academic year and follows the Hampshire Government guidance, where relevant.  The core curriculum is also taught across the curriculum to help our young children make links between and within subjects and embed learning and knowledge.

The curriculum documents should be read alongside the SEND policy which outlines how the curriculum is made accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs.

Parents or other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum our school is following by contacting the School Office or their class teacher directly.

The School uses the Floppy Phonics programme across the school.  Every day each child has a phonics or spelling session.  Phonics teaching is also linked to writing through the use of sound mats.  Children have access to Floppy Phonics (Oxford Reading Tree) reading books that link to the child’s current learning in class as well as books from a wide variety of schemes. For further information about reading at home with your child please contact your child’s class teacher.

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Reception

In Year R, the children get opportunities for their Personal, Social, Emotional and Physical Development. Through project work, they learn about people and communities, technology as well as art and design. We have outstanding provision for reading and writing and encourage a strong partnership with parents.

Year 1 & 2

Our children in Year 1 and 2 are taught Maths and English as discrete subjects but also weave them into our wider curriculum. These subjects include History, Geography, Computing, Music, Art and Design, PE and RE.

 

We have a strong emphasis on social, moral and spiritual education and have incorporated the new Relationships Education into our curriculum in 2021.

 

Our Learning Challenge Curriculum incorporates all of these subjects in an ambitious and engaging way for all our children with ‘wow’ days where children can dress up, or have specialist visitors coming into school.

P.E.

A high quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities.

Our ethos is to develop the whole child in PE.  We aim for our children to leave our school enjoying and understanding the benefits of health and fitness while participating in sport and competition.

We employ a wide and varied PE curriculum, the children cover invasion games, striking and fielding games, net and wall games, gym, athletics and dance with the addition of swimming in the summer term for our Year 2 children.

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