The National Curriculum
The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum which matches the educational needs of the children within the requirements of the National Curriculum. The core subjects of English, Maths and Science as well as RE, form the basis of the curriculum, complemented by the Foundation subjects: Computing, Art, Design Technology, Geography, History, Music and Physical Education.
Other, additional subjects, such as French, Personal, Social and Health Education, with Citizenship (including British Values), together with the Core and Foundation subjects, make up the whole curriculum. Where appropriate, our planning uses cross-curricular links between subjects to enable children to make appropriate links in their learning.
Our School Curriculum
Our School Curriculum comprises all the experiences we offer, both in and out of the classroom, from the moment children arrive to when they leave at the end of the day. It is our intention to design deep and meaningful experiences that make learning irresistible to the children in our care. Our School Curriculum is constantly evolving, particularly at this time, when significant changes to the content of the National Curriculum and the way in which we assess it are embedded.
We use Talk for Writing to teach English, the Singapore Maths No Problem approach to teach Maths and Project Based Learning for much of our science and Foundation subject curriculum.
For more information, click here to view the PowerPoint from our curriculum workshop for parents.
Please click here to view the curriculum overview for each Year group.
Talk for Writing
English is taught through an approach called Talk for Writing. It enables children to imitate the key language they need for a particular type of writing orally before they try reading and analysing it. Through fun activities that help them rehearse the tune of the language they need, followed by shared writing to show them how to craft their writing, children are helped to write in the same style. The process is broken down into three stages: Imitation, Innovation and Independent Application. Please click here to explore our English curriculum page and find out more about Talk for Writing.
Maths No Problem
Maths is taught through Maths No Problem which is based on a mastery approach and has had significant success in Singapore. Please click here to explore our Maths curriculum page and find out more about Maths No Problem.
Project Based Learning
Our aim is for Project Based Learning to create an ethic of excellence; to engage children through their creation of high quality, meaningful outcomes that have an authentic audience and relate as closely as possible to real life outside of school.
Children are motivated to succeed and take ownership of their learning because they have a real world authentic audience waiting for them. They draft and improve their work using a system of critique, facilitated by real world experts. They take pride in their learning and in the final outcomes they produce. Projects provide a relevant and worthwhile purpose for children’s Writing, particularly non-fiction. Recent examples of our Projects include Reception creating a space museum, Year 1 and 2 creating and leading star gazing tours, Year 3 and 4 creating a historical theatre production about Henry VIII at a professional theatre and Year 5 and 6 creating healthy recipes and fitness regimes, published online, to encourage other young children to lead active and healthy lifestyles. Please follow the links to the class pages to see some photos of Project Based Learning in action.