Curriculum Intent and Implementation
Please look at your child's individual class page for year plans and weekly plans.
We are very proud of our creative curriculum which focuses on the needs and interests of our pupils and motivates and engages their mind.
Teachers are creative and include the pupils' interests in the topics.
Each year, we have a whole school topic. Children from different classes work together in a range of different subjects. Recent school topics included 'All Different, All Equal' and 'Local Heroes.'
Every year, a half term topic is linked to a book. We have book areas in each classroom and we read to our pupils every day. Classrooms display our recommended texts so these can also be shared at home. Children in Early Years and Year 1 access our Jolly Phonics systematic phonics programme. We use Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme books in school along with our recommended reads and loaning library which is available in every classroom.
Each year group take on and plan an enterprise project for our Christmas fair and learn about profit margins as part of this.
Every year, Mrs Priest and Mrs Bell teach first aid to year 1 to 6 including how to make an emergency phone call, checking for danger and CPR.
As we live near several water features, all pupils access swimming lessons in Key Stage 2, with the aim of getting all pupils to swim when they leave school.
Music is a key component of our curriculum and children take part in a variety of music activities every week with a specialist music teacher and have access to after school music clubs. Year 4-6 pupils take part in Young Voices each year.
We have a fantastic outdoor environment which includes a forest, campfire area, allotment and wildlife area and children access outdoor lessons every week.
We employ a PE specialist every week who delivers lunchtime clubs and activities, lessons with the teachers to focus on mastery skills and after school activities. We also take part in a range of sports and competitions in school and across our Outwood Together Partnership.
We are very proud of our academic achievements and the access to the broad and creative curriculum we offer.