The curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.
The aim of our curriculum is to encourage pupils to become competent, self-reliant learners, with the necessary knowledge and skills of the world about them. The curriculum is matched to the needs of all pupils and differentiated according to need and ability.
“The good curriculum is well balanced and includes many exciting opportunities… Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development forms the hub of this successful school.” OFSTED 2013
In order to achieve this, the school places great value on the traditional skills of Literacy and Numeracy as well as expertise in the fields of Science, ICT, Humanities, Arts and Physical Education. The school curriculum includes all the elements of National Curriculum and statutory Religious Education, but also includes environmental education, citizenship and other cross-curricular themes. The curriculum underpins the developments of children spiritually, morally, socially and culturally (known as SMSC).
Nursery and Reception Class
In the Early Years Foundation Stage learning is delivered through structured play. There is a balance between child-initiated learning and adult-led tasks based on the Early Years Curriculum, covering the prime areas of learning;
- Personal, Social and Emotional development;
- Physical development;
- Communication and Language;
As well as specific areas:
- Understanding of the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Areas of learning are set up in the Foundation Unit, which operates in two adjoining rooms, along with a lovely outdoor space. Staff rotate around the unit, interacting with the children, as well as leading specific tasks. The curriculum is developed around half-termly themes over a two-year rolling programme.
|Cycle A||Cycle B|
|Me and My House||Journeys|
|Food and Feasts||Colours|
|The Pond||Down on the Farm|
|Down in the Woods||Minibeasts
|In the Sky||Deep Blue Sea
Year 1 – 6
In Key Stage 1 and 2 the curriculum is designed to cover and develop a range of skills, knowledge and understanding in all subjects.
Within each term there are opportunities for meaningful links between curriculum areas. In addition some subject areas may be taught discreetly. All areas of the National Curriculum are covered comprehensively in a broad and balanced way, giving pupils the chance to develop key skills as well as in depth subject knowledge.
The National Curriculum is made up of the Core Subjects and the Foundation Subjects.
|Core Subjects||Foundation Subjects|
|Literacy||Art and Design|
|MFL - French (KS2)|
|Additional subject - PSCHE (Learning for Life)|
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At North Park Primary school we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Our SEN Policy is located in our School Policies section. Further information can be found in the SEN Information Report. If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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