School Curriculum Aims
Our school curriculum aims are based on our vision and values. Our curriculum aims are as follows:
Catch up Programme
Following the national lockdown and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our focus in 2020-21 is to support children to catch up on the learning they have missed.
Here is a copy of our Catch Up Plan for 2020/21
If you would like to find out more about what your child is learning in class, please check the year group blog or send an email to your class teacher, via the school office.
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 2020/21 our whole school focus topics will continue to be:
- Autumn 1: Black History
- Autumn 2: Disability Awareness
- Spring 1: Mindfulness
- Spring 2: Women’s History
- Summer 1: The Environment
- Summer 2: LGBTQ+ History.
These themes will be threaded through the curriclum taught in each year group and will be taught through cross curricular lessons.
These tests and assessments were suspended in 2020, due to the national lockdown. At the moment the government plan to go ahead with statutory assessments in this academic year. Unless we hear otherwise, this is the timetable for these assessments.
Reception: Teachers complete the EYFS profiles for each child and submit their final assessments in June 2021.
Year One Phonics Test: Takes place in a week at the beginning of June 2021.
Year Two Phonics Test: This is for children who did not pass the Phonics Test in Year One. It takes place in a week at the beginning of June 2021.
Key Stage 1 Tests: Will be administered during May 2021.
Year Four Multiplication and Times Tables Test: This is being introduced for the first time this year and will take place during June 2021.
Key Stage 2 Tests: Will be administered during May 2021.
The results of these tests and/or assessments will be reported to parents and carers during the end of the year parents evening.