Curriculum

Curriculum

The term ‘Curriculum’ refers to the learning experiences provided by the School.

•On 11 September 2013 the Secretary of State for Education published the new national curriculum framework following a series of public consultations. You can see the new framework on the Department for Education website.
Click here for a link to the DfE website

•Our school curriculum is planned to meet the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum and the North Yorkshire County Council Framework. At the bottom of the page are links to the National Curriculum documents for 2014 onwards.

•The aim, over a year, is to give each child a balanced and broad curriculum in relation to all subjects.

•Educational visits are undertaken wherever firsthand experience will benefit the children in their types of studies. They are considered to be very important educational tools.

•Children are taught in classes, small groups or individually, according to their needs, within the framework of the National Curriculum for twenty-four and three-quarter hours per week, excluding morning and lunch time breaks.

•A variety of teaching styles are used in school, based on good practice. We are always seeking to innovate where appropriate, to maintain high standards and provide the best in primary school practice.

•We recognise that teaching staff must constantly reflect upon whether their teaching methods match the needs of the children and the changes in economic, social and cultural climate.

All parents receive a “curriculum letter” every half-term. These provide much greater detail about what the children will specially learn through the year. Later this year, these will be available via our school website.

If you want to learn more about what your child learns, just ask your child’s Class teacher.