OUR CURRICULUM

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
 
Academic Year 2017/2018
Autumn term - Bullying to coincide with National Anti Bullying Week
                     - Growth Mindset
Spring Term - Islam
Summer - World Of Work
            - Modern British Values

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 Burns, 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.

Enrichment
We believe that learning should be life-long and our children should be equipped with skills that help them in all aspects of life. Our children take part in many enrichment activities. There is a skills based enrichment curriculum covering, Coding and ICT skills, Nurture, Forest School, Gardening, independent skills, P,E and Cycling. 

Forest School
We are lucky that Miss Fawcett is a trained  Level 3 Forest School teacher. We have a super Forest School and each class take a turn to learn outdoors in this area.
 
Invention Shed
We are very lucky to be the only school in Northumberland to have an invention shed. This is an area that we use to develop creativity and we link with the House of Objects to use recycled goods to create weird and wonderful things. Some children do some intervention sessions in here to promote their emotional well-being.