The Curriculum

We are now teaching from a new national curriculum. The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge and skills that they need to be educated citizens and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

The curriculum includes the following curriculum areas:

English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Design and Technology, History, Geography, Music, Art, Physical Education, Religious Education, Foreign Language and a number of cross-curricular issues. These include subjects such as Personal and Social Education, as well as the social moral, spiritual and cultural aspects of learning.

Not all teaching can be done through topic work and so a careful balance of subjects, requiring basic skill development and progression, is also included. Teachers keep careful records which ensure that children have a progression through the school. There is regular contact with parents which enables everyone to share in the progress of each individual child. For each subject, the essential characteristics for learning are as follows