School Curriculum Aims
Our school curriculum aims are based on our vision and values. Our curriculum aims are as follows:
Half Term Projects
From September 2019, our teachers are planning a ‘project’ for their year group each half term. These projects are designed to draw on all areas of the national curriculum and will refer to our whole school half-termly themes. These projects centre on our curriculum aims and are integral to the delivery of our curriculum.
Each year group will showcase the work they have done at the end of every term and family members will be invited into school to have a look at the work the children have been doing.
The details of each project will be publicised on each of the year group blogs which can be found here. The year group blog will be updated regularly.
Here are the projects for this half term:
If you would like to find out more about what your child is learning in class, please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher.
Nursery and Reception
We follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage which sets out the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five years. You can find information for parents on the Foundation Years website. We use Development Matters to help plan, assess and observe children in order to support their development. At the end of the Reception year we carry out a statutory assessment of all children using the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. The results of this assessment are reported to parents and carers at the end of the year.
We plan around topics in Reception and Nursery, and we follow the children’s interests and develop learning themes from them. We also join in with the whole school focus areas each term using age-appropriate activities.
The Nursery and Reception staff are always happy to talk to you about your child’s learning, so if you have any questions please ask. Children earn merits if their reading diary is regularly updated by their parent or carer.
The Nursery and Reception staff keep detailed profiles of each child which are available for parents and carers to look at during termly Parents Evenings.
Here is an outline of how the curriculum is organised by year group. This will give you an idea of what your child will be learning over the year.
We follow Croydon’s Agreed Syllabus to teach Religious Education Croydon Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2018
Whole School Themes
Each half term the whole school focuses on a different theme to help us deliver our Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) education programme. In 2019/20 our whole school focus topics are:
- Autumn 1: Black History
- Autumn 2: Disability Awareness
- Spring 1: Women’s History
- Spring 2: Mindfulness
- Summer 1: The Environment
- Summer 2: LGBTQ+ History.
These themes will be threaded through the projects taught in each year group and will be taught through cross curricular lessons.
Reception: Teachers complete the EYFS profiles for each child and submit their final assessments in June 2020.
Year One Phonics Test: Takes place in the week beginning 8th June 2019
Year Two Phonics Test: This is for children who did not pass the Phonics Test in Year One. It takes place in the week beginning 8th June 2019
Key Stage 1 Tests: Will be administered during May 2020.
Year Four Multiplication and Times Tables Test: This is being introduced for the first time this year and will take place during June 2020.
Key Stage 2 Tests: Week beginning 11th May 2020
The results of these tests and/or assessments will be reported to parents and carers during the end of the year parents evening.