We want every child to have the best start in life. Therefore, our curriculum consists of everything we want our children to experience, learn and be able to do.
We believe in:
- the child always remaining at the centre of our practice
- the importance of a child’s connections within family, communities, cultures, and the natural world
- the need to consider the whole child: physical, social, and emotional wellbeing, health, and learning
- the importance of education for sustainable development
- inclusion and the statutory requirements of the SEND Code of Practice
We have carefully considered what our children need to learn over time, so they are able to reach ambitious end points by the end of their time in the early years and Key stage 1.
We have designed a coherently planned and well-sequenced curriculum for children 0-7 years olds to gain the correct developmental knowledge and skills at each stage of their education which enables the children to make progress by knowing more, understanding more and being able to do more.
Our curriculum is designed to inspire and motivate every child, so they engage well with their learning and make excellent progress. We never forget that a happy childhood is the right of every child and that learning about the fascinating and diverse world in which they live is a crucial part of a child’s development. We want to ignite a child's natural curiosity through play and first-hand exploration.
Our curriculum has a strong emphasis on spoken language to develop children cognitively, socially, and linguistically. The quality and variety of language that children hear and speak are key factors to a child developing the vocabulary they need when reasoning, making a justification, argument, or proof of their ideas.
We believe children should be given time to develop their ideas, ask questions, problem solve and take risks which will lead to enhanced confidence critical thinking and problem-solving skills. This approach will help them to recognise and articulate their strengths which in turn will prepare them for the future.
Our children are at the very beginning of their lifelong learning journey, and we strongly believe that the curriculum we offer them should enable them to communicate their thoughts and ideas with others clearly, make links between ideas and develop strategies for doing things.
Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural development is embedded into all areas of our curriculum. Through our curriculum children learn to behave well, cooperate, and share with each other. They make friends, respect each other's differences, and build their understanding of different families, people, and communities beyond their immediate experience.
Children also learn to behave in ways that are safe, understand how to stay safe and show that they feel safe. As part of a whole school approach, we use a scheme called Jigsaw which develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
Our central aim is to provide every child with educational experiences and opportunities that will enable every child to discover and fulfil their own potential.
The actual learning of young children is not so neat and orderly. For that reason, accurate and proportionate assessment is vital. We use assessment to
make informed decisions about what a child needs to learn and be able to do
Below sets out all areas of our curriculum, policies, and planning