The school offers a broad and stimulating curriculum following national guidelines and further subject-specific details are available from the school website. We are very proud of the progress our children make and the school also works to develop children’s awareness of citizenship and a healthy life style. We firmly believe in developing the whole child and all other subjects in the curriculum are given equal weighting to ensure breadth and balance is achieved.
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
In the EYFS children are introduced to a play based learning curriculum. The Early Years Curriculum is divided into seven areas of learning and development;
Three Prime Areas:
Personal Social & Emotional Development, Physical
Development, Communication & Language.
Four Specific Areas: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding
the World, Expressive Arts and Design.
Our phonics lessons are taught daily and follow the letters and sounds planning. Work is sent to practice at home to reinforce the phonics being taught that week. Children’s progress through the phonic phases is carefully tracked with reading books corresponding to the phase that the children are currently on. Our reading scheme is Oxford Reading Tree and Oxford Project X as a core scheme.
Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2)
In Key Stages 1 & 2 the National Curriculum is divided into Core and Foundation Subjects. English, Mathematics, Science and Information and Communication Technology are the core subjects, but are taught with the other subjects through a thematic approach via our creative curriculum. The foundation subjects are History, Geography, Music, Art, Physical Education, Modern Foreign Languages, Personal, Social and Health Education and Religious Education.
Cross curricular links are exploited wherever possible and the subjects are brought to life by class and whole school projects, performances, real life experiences, visits, visitors and events. We are proud of the curriculum we provide.
Children are taught about how to keep safe, how to deal with their emotions and develop relationships. Children in each year elect School Council members to represent their classes on the School Council which meets termly to consider suggestions from the classes about how we could make our school a better place.
The school believes visits provide an opportunity to extend children’s learning and understanding of themselves, others and the world around them. We have many visits in the local area making use of our beautiful natural locality (beach, foreshore, the moors) and we also take the children further afield as they get older. Recent visits have included a residential visit to East Barnby and visits to Flamingoland and Ryedale Folk Museum. We also go to local theatres and art galleries. The curriculum is further enriched by visitors who are invited into school to talk about their work or run workshops.
The curriculum is the total of all learning experiences provided by the school for your children. We aim to provide a broad, well-balanced curriculum at all stages through which all children will realise their full potential and develop individual talents, interests and skills.