We believe that children learn best when they enjoy and value coming into school to participate in an exciting, practical and relevant learning curriculum. Lessons and activities are planned to give children new experiences and to help them embed learning through hands-on approaches.
We offer a lively and vibrant curriculum which is cross curricular based in order to help our children make strong learning connections between subjects. From September 2019 all of our pupils will be studying all areas of the EYFS and National Curriculum frameworks through our newly designed “Linked Curriculum” and the spiral Relationship and Health Education (RHE) Curriculum.
On their learning journey across the ‘Linked Curriculum’ our aim is that our engagers finally emerge as inquisitors
– discovering, exploring and investigating along the way
– reinforcing and following the links from each stage
– and allowing our pupils to grow as individuals.
Our RHE curriculum is designed to be a spiral curriculum which sees topics repeated yearly to build upon previous gained knowledge and skills.
A 3 year rotational topic curriculum has been designed in our EYFS and KS1 provision and in our KS2 classes pupils will experience a 5 year rotation in order to offer a wide and broad balance of topics. The whole curriculum is designed to ensure pupils do not repeat topics within a key stage to maintain engaging and exciting topics whilst building upon skills and knowledge in all areas over their journey through the school.
Teachers and therapists work collaboratively to ensure access to a language enriched curriculum and learning environment.
Literacy topics are carefully planned to match the cross curricular theme and to develop language and literacy skills through both fiction and non-fiction materials.
The curriculum is built and adapted to meet the needs of every individual pupil and therefore The Link Priority Curriculum covering the holistic needs of pupils through emotional, social, sensory and Independence skills is firmly embedded into everything that we do.
We also offer a diverse range of activities that incorporate specialist teaching programmes and teaching strategies, for example Dyslexia Support, Makaton Signing, Picture Augmentative Communication, the Circles Programme, Social Stories, Comic Strip Conversations and “Pictures of Me” Diagnosis support.
Please follow the links for an overview of the Whole School Curriculum and Link Priorities.
If you would like to find out more about the curriculum and cover of the content then you are welcome to contact your child’s teacher. Summary plans can be viewed termly under the class group pages.