We believe that 'Curriculum' is everything that we 'do' and 'teach' in school. It's the way we engage with each other; it's the way we engage the children in their learning; and it's the way we provide opportunities for all of our children.
In Key Stage One, we use the 'Cornerstones Curriculum' as a way to ensure we cover all the skills required by The National Curriculum. Children's learning is cross curricular and is based on themes, which change every term.
We try to give our children opportunities and experiences that they may not otherwise have - these includes visitors from specialists and visits out to places the children may never have been before.
We work on a two-year rolling cycle.
Cycle A Themes (2020-2021, 2022-2023)
Term 1 - Moon Zoom (Subject Driver - Design and Technology)
Term 2 - Paws, Claws and Whiskers (Subject Driver - Art and Design)
Term 3 - Dinosaur Planet (Subject Driver - History)
Term 4 - Bright Lights, Big City (Subject Driver - Geography)
Term 5 - Wriggle and Crawl (Subject Driver - Science)
Term 6 - An Enchanted Woodland (Subject Driver - Science)
Cycle B Themes - (2021-2022, 2023-2024)
Term 1 - Coastline (Subject Driver - Geography)
Term 2 - Rio De Vida (Subject Driver - Music)
Term 3 - Muck, Mess and Mixtures (Subject Driver - Art and Design)
Term 4 - Towers, Tunnels and Turrets (Subject Driver - Design and Technology)
Term 5 - Street Detectives (Subject Driver - History)
Term 6 - The Scented Garden (Subject Driver - Science)
The theme units have been carefully selected to ensure the curriculum is broad and balanced and that all National Curriculum Programmes of Study are taught.
There are some Subjects, in addition to English and Maths, which we teach discretely. These include 'Computing', 'Religious Education' and 'Physical Education'.
For our Computing lessons, we use the Computing Scheme of Work from Purple Mash. For our Religious Education lessons, we use a scheme of work entitled 'Discovery R.E.'. Our Physical Education lessons are taught using the Create Development programme which include 'Real PE', 'Real Gym' and 'Real Dance'.
National Curriculum Weblinks
Please click the link below for information from the Government website regarding the National Curriculum requirements for each Year Group.