“Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.”Mae Jemison, First African American Woman Astronaut in Space
Our curriculum is broad, balanced, flexible, exciting, relevant, inclusive and well planned. We ensure it enables pupils to make a significant contribution to their school, their community and the wider world. We aim to nurture the spiritual, cultural and emotional well-being of each individual within a caring and safe environment. We are committed to a process of continual improvement promoting aspiration, confidence and enjoyment.
Our curriculum will give the children the opportunity to:
- develop and demonstrate their creativity
- develop new skills through a variety of interesting contexts
- experience the challenge and enjoyment of learning
- learn within a coherent and progressive framework
- see clear links between different aspects of their learning
- explore the breadth and depth of the national curriculum
For further information, please click the following link: Curriculum Strategy
Year Group Curriculum Maps
Please use these links to access our year group specific curriculum maps for the 2020/21 academic year.
Subject Specific Information
Subject Long Term Plans
We are Artists!
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
For further information, please click the following link: Art
We are Athletes!
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
For further information, please click the following link: Physical Education
We are Designers and Technologists!
Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
For further information, please click the following link: Design and Technology
We are Digital Nomads!
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
For further information, please click the following link: Computing
We are Explorers!
A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Our Geography curriculum aims to equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As our pupils’ progress, their growing knowledge about the world will help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
For further information, please click the following link: Geography
We are Historians!
A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
For further information, please click the following link: History
We are Inclusive and Diverse!
Our SMSC curriculum will give the children the opportunity to:
- Spiritual – Explore beliefs, experience and faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity and reflect on experiences
- Moral – Recognise right and wrong and respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views
- Rule of law – Learn that all people and institutions are subject to and accountable for their actions and behaviour
- Tolerance and respect – To respect and tolerate the opinions or behaviour of others
- Individual liberty – Be free to express views or ideas
- Social – Use a range of social skills to participate in the local community and beyond; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict
- Democracy – Be part of a system where everyone plays an equal part
- Cultural – Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity
Our SMSC curriculum promote the fundamental British values. Our pupils understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law. Our pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance. Our DREAMS core values underpin all aspects of school life. We challenge opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values.
We are Linguists!
English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society; pupils, therefore, who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised.
Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.
For further information, please click the following link: English and Modern Foreign Languages
We are Mathematicians!
For further information, please click the following link: Mathematics
We are Musicians!
Music is said to be good for the soul, which is something we firmly adhere to by allowing pupils to take part in a range of activities including choir, instrumental groups and various music-based clubs. Performing, whether alone or in a group, brings joy and builds self-confidence. It also creates an immense sense of achievement and well-being.
Children acquire the foundation of their musical education through lessons held weekly. We actively promote individual instrumental lessons and our proximity to the Stanborough School of Music means pupils benefit from tuition by a number of their highly skilled musicians.
For further information, please click the following link: Music
We are Scientists!
A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
For further information, please click the following link: Science
We are Theologists!
Religious education contributes dynamically to children and young people’s education in schools by provoking challenging questions about meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God, ultimate reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. In RE children learn about and from religions and world views in local, national and global contexts, to discover, explore and consider different answers to these questions. They learn to weigh up the value of wisdom from different sources, to develop and express their insights in response and to agree or disagree respectfully. Teaching therefore should equip pupils with systematic knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and world views, enabling them to develop their ideas, values and identities. It should develop in pupils an aptitude for dialogue so that they can participate positively in our society with its diverse religions and world views. Pupils should gain and deploy the skills needed to understand, interpret and evaluate texts, sources of wisdom and authority and other evidence. They learn to articulate clearly and coherently their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences while respecting the right of others to differ.
For further information, please click the following link: Religious Education
We are Performers
Drama is a fun way to learn about life, how to make your voice heard and express yourself physically and emotionally. Our young performers share their talents in a variety of events throughout the year, including special events at Harvest, Christmas and at the end of the academic year. A specialist teacher teaches children from Nursery to Year 6 drama weekly. The lessons promote speech, communication and presentation skills, alongside teamwork and critical thinking. Children develop listening and concentration skills as they share ideas.
Our curriculum will give the children the opportunity to:
- follow their own interests and be themselves
- learn how to respect themselves and others
- develop self-esteem and confidence in their abilities
- reflect and think mindfully about their learning
- work in a range of groups and settings
- recognise that people are good at different things
- learn in a peaceful and supportive environment
For further information, please click the following link: Wellbeing
Happy, well-rounded individuals with social and personal skills to step confidently into life’s journey are what we aspire to produce. We deliver this through a programme of extra-curricular clubs, trips, projects, fundraisers and workshops just as wide-ranging and stimulating as the work we do during the school day.
We will enrich our curriculum by:
- holding specialist curriculum days or weeks
- offering opportunities for children to learn outdoors
- developing partnerships with external providers that extend children’s opportunities for learning
- welcoming parents and carers to take part in children’s learning and experiences
- providing on and off-site subject or topic related activities
Our curriculum will give the children the opportunity to:
- make a positive contribution to the school and local community
- explore ways of becoming an active citizen
- express their opinions on a range of different topics and issues
- contribute to planning their own learning
- take part in democratic activities across the curriculum
- make choices about things that are important to them
- say what they like and dislike about their learning
- take part in age-appropriate discussions
Our curriculum will be taught through a pedagogy that:
- enables and fosters children’s natural curiosity
- excites, promotes and sustains children’s interest
- promotes innovation and entrepreneurialism
- enables children to reflect on and evaluate their learning
- promotes problem solving, creativity and communication