Curriculum

If you would like to request copies of our curriculum information (free of charge) please contact the school office.

Every child is valued in our school and we invest much in all levels of ability.  All classes have skilled teaching assistants who help support teaching and learning.

Pupils are supported and encouraged to develop their thinking skills and resilience in learning.  The use of a variety of approaches including Bloom’s Taxonomy and Philosophy for Children encourages the development of enquiry based learning, deep thinking and a love of learning.  Our aim is that all children, whatever their ability, are secure in basic skills with a growing confidence to reason, particularly in mathematics and are able to apply their skills in problem solving (Mastery).

When children join the school they are introduced to the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum through a stimulating range of activities.  Children start the National Curriculum through a stimulating range of activities.  Children start the National Curriculum in Year 1 and this is taught throughout the school.

     

A large element of fun is added through themed days and week.  Together with this we are regularly visited by theatre groups and workshops who add a lively dimension to our school day.

                             

All classes take part in trips and activities linked to curriculum areas of study.  In recent years classes have visited Wildwood, Diggerland, Leeds Castle, Dover Museum and Canterbury Cathedral.  Our Year 6 pupils participate in a residential trip to Bowles each year to take part in activities such as abseiling, rock climbing and dry slope skiing.  This trip helps to develop self-esteem, creating more confident young people.  Our Year 5 pupils also take part in a one day team building activity session at Arethisa near Rochester.