The curriculum is delivered to meet the school aims and to stimulate children’s independent learning. It is guided by the new 2014 National Curriculum and in KS1 and EYFS we use the Cornerstones curriculum as our base.
We are constantly reviewing our provision of the National Curriculum to meet the new Statutory Requirements. Curriculum planning maps in all year groups ensure that the subjects’ Programmes of Study are covered. The curriculum is affected by the school timetable, which may change in the New Year, once its effectiveness has been evaluated.
This school is a thriving two form entry primary school, with two classes being retained in every year group. Being located in a deprived ex mining village, we take every opportunity to broaden our children experiences, so that they can place their curriculum learning into real life situations. It is important for our children to have visits and visitors to extend their learning far beyond the classroom and to communicate using a rich and varied vocabulary.
A high profile is given to self-assessment, marking and feedback, which informs the children how to improve their curriculum learning.