Curriculum Planners and Topic Webs
Our youngest children in school, the Nursery and Reception class is taught within the school’s Foundation Stage. The Early Years curriculum is based on the recommended ‘Early Years Foundation Stage Framework’.
The framework is delivered through topics and learning is purposeful and embedded through continuous provision and based around play.
EYFS – Hedgehog Class
In Hedgehog class we use stories and books to inform our planning. Each week the children are introduced to a new topic or theme through our chosen book. The children’s learning then happens through a mixture of planned sessions and activities as well as continuous provision where the children lead their own learning. Our planning is flexible, and we will also use the children’s own interests to support them in making progress throughout the school year.
We continually assess and plan for each child on a moment-by-moment basis, responding to their interests and extending their learning. This ensures that we know exactly where they are on their learning journey.
In addition to this, the children will also have two ‘Spotlight’ months to ensure the children are meeting their age-related milestones. The ‘Spotlight’ months take place during the child’s birthday month and then six months earlier or later, depending on when their birthday falls within the school year. At the end of the ‘Spotlight’ month, parents will receive a written summary of their child’s learning and development as well as having an opportunity to meet with the class teacher.
We also use Seesaw to update parents on their everyday learning as well as sharing those amazing WOW moments!
The children in Years 1 -4 are taught following the programmes of study as part of the National Curriculum.
The children in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) are taught together in small class sizes and our older children are taught together as lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4). The National Curriculum objectives are covered over two years through cross curricular topics. Enrichment days and educational visits are also planned to enhance and consolidate learning in some topics.
EYFS – Hedgehog Class
Key Stage 1 – Owl Class
Key Stage 2 – Badger Class