As all maintained schools do, we follow the National Curriculum which covers a range of subject;
English, maths, science, history, geography, design and technology, art, music and PE. We follow the Cambridgeshire agreed syllabus for teaching religious education.
However we passionately believe that the curriculum has a broader purpose. We aim, through our curriculum, to enhance the children's experiences and widen their understanding of the larger world. As most of our children live in small villages, we want them to have the opportunity to learn about the world beyond their local area. We want them to share our value of respect for all groups of people in order that they can become active, kind and generous citizens of the world. We teach French in school to further develop children's knowledge of the world.
We use the International Primary Curriculum to help us in this aim. This mixes the science, history, geography, design and technology and art into a project. The children often have some interesting home learning connected to this which they do in advance of their new project. For example this year they have made holiday brochures, models of the human body out of junk and found out about characters from history at home.
We want to engage the parents with the children's learning and this is one of the ways that we do this. Parents are often invited in at the end of a project to our 'Curiosity Cafes' to see what the children have been learning about and this year have seen a fashion show by Reception and the debate by Socrates in year 5/6. We have weekly reading cafes where parents can come into school and read with their children to develop a live of reading and enjoyment of books.
For more detailed information about our curriculum see below.
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