Our Curriculum

CURRICULUM - LONG TERM PLANS

We have a two year cycle of planning based on the National Curriculum 2014. The aims of our curriculum are to create a curriculum that motivates and equips our children for their future life. Basic skills of Reading, Writing and Maths are a key thread through the whole curriculum. We want children to become natural enquirers, excited and interested about the world we live in and to learn in an environment where they can take risks and be challenged. All staff use meta-cognition questioning and teach children about learning to think and promote good behaviour for learning. Our learning motto is,'You can't do it ...yet.'

On this page, you will find the National Curriculum (2014) statutory requirements, for each National Curriculum Year Group, mapped by core and non-core subject. The documents show the statutory areas that the children must be taught by year group for the core subjects (English, Maths and Science) and non-core. All non-core subjects are broken down by Key Stage.
The Long term map shows how we create topic based learning to ensure the curriculum our children experience is broad, balanced and matched to their interests to engage them in their own learning.

THEMED WEEKS

Every half term we carry out a whole school theme week in relation to the needs of our children and the community we serve. These themed weeks are centred around R.E, British Values and PSHCE.
Academic year 2015/2106 - Themed weeks
Autumn Term -
Chinese New Year
World of Work week - Raising aspirations and going for Goals.
Spring Term - Challenge week - meta-cognition and growth Mind-set
Summer Term -Keeping Safe (including online)
 
Academic Year 2016/2017
Autumn term - Yes You Can - promoting the value of treating people equally.
Spring term - Safer Internet Day
Spring second half - festivals and religions around the in Modern Britain

Music
We are very lucky to be a part of the Bedlington Music Partnership. Key Stage two pupils are taught music by a specialist teacher called Mr Vallance, every week. At present they are learning the pea-bone. Key Stage one children are taught music through their topic based learning and using Charanga.

UNIVERSITIES
We believe that learning should be life-long and our children should be equipped with skills that help them in all aspects of life. This is why every Friday our children take part in our University Curriculum. This is a skills based enrichment curriculum covering Cookery, Coding and ICT skills, Nurture, Forest School, Gardening, independent skills, P,E and Cycling. Our children rotate every half term to different universities and at the end of the year they graduate in these key areas.

Forest School
We are lucky that Miss Fawcett in undertaking her Level 3 Forest School training. We have started this term to turn some of our outdoor area in to a Forest School and the children have started taking part in lessons. We are excited to build this key area in to our curriculum next academic year so watch this space.