Our priority is for all children to gain the skills of reading, writing and maths. It is important to us that children enjoy their learning and we teach a thematic curriculum so that children can practice their literacy and numeracy skills whilst learning about a wide range of topics. The topics covered are broad, balanced and meet the requirements of the National Curriculum. Within each topic children will learn English, maths and science, together with technology, information technology, history, geography, French, art, music and PE. We also offer RE and Personal, Social and Health Education and citizenship. Children are predominantly taught through cross curricular topics which add to the enjoyment and engagement in learning. RE is taught using the Locally Agreed Leicestershire Syllabus - a link for this can be found below. Our own scheme of work is also attached below. We follow the Cambridgeshire Scheme of Work for Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) and more information can be found below. This is such a large document that we have given the overview here but please ask for more information on the units if you would like further information.
Early reading, writing and phonics is taught using Read Write Inc, a high quality scheme which is intended to ensure that all children are reading by the end of Year 1. Older children will follow a scheme of work linked to the National Strategy and intended to give them an opportunity to practise both reading and writing skills across the curriculum. Maths is taught using the Maths No Problem scheme. This gives children a practical base for their maths which can then be developed into more abstract thinking as they move up the school. Children learn maths in parallel groups of same age children - these groups are different to the class groups but are not set by ability.
Children also have the chance to take part in a range of sporting opportunities such as netball, cross-country, after school football, gymnastics and rugby.
As part of our policy on enrichment children have a number of opportunities to take part in special events in school, such as visits by musicians, artists or dance troupes. They will see at least one play a year. All children will take part in a trip outside school. Year 4 children have an opportunity for a one night residential. Year 6 children will be offered the opportunity to take part in a one week residential visit. Year 3 children have the chance to learn to play a ukulele and can continue to attend ukulele club in year 4, 5 and 6 for a small charge.
Children are taught swimming at Enderby Leisure Centre. Children in Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 are going in half term blocks at present. Children in years 5 and 6 cannot spare the time from the curriculum and are already able to swim the required 25 metres.
Our full curriculum is shown in the document below.