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 alongside our key drivers of possibilities and initiative.
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. We have recently redesigned our whole curriculum to look at how we prepare children to develop their understanding of the world. We want to deliver a curriculum that enriches vocabulary and improves knowledge. 
All staff 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.
You will also find our curriculum statement and a curriculum map for each subject which states the way in which that subject is taught and how the curriculum is designed. 
We have built our curriculum on the research from cognitive Science and how a mastery curriculum can be achieved by thinking about how children remember and learn so rather than individual blocks our curriculum is a constant cylce with key themes taught throughout the year and revisited rather than in isolation.


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 Steve, every week. At present they are learning the Djembe drum. Key Stage one children are taught music through their topic based learning and using Charanga. Mrs Myers is also our music specialist in school.

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 we have a great outdoor area and we use this to develop and promote resilience, team -building and learning about risk and challenge.  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. We also open this up as part of our outdoor play and learning at lunchtimes.