We believe the curriculum makes a huge impact upon the way the children learn in school. Our aim is to ensure that pupils are excited by their learning, develop a love of learning and are able to develop a wide range of skills that they will be able to carry with them throughout life.
We offer a broad curriculum which reflects the skills, knowledge and understanding found in the new National Curriculum. A topic and skills based curriculum is followed throughout the school. In each class at least three topics are covered each year and, where possible, the skills found in each curriculum area follow the same theme. Teachers plan learning opportunities according to the needs and interests of the children and will often change planned lessons in response to pre-learning and children's requests.
As a Church of England school our curriculum planning is informed by Christian values. We recognise the importance of RE in making a positive contribution to pupils' social, moral and spiritual development and to the Christian character of the school.
Parents receive information about the topic areas to enable them to have an understanding of what the children will be learning in each subject whilst a topic is being explored. Each class takes part in a range of experiences to enhance learning and these include educational visits, workshops and visitors. The pupils also take part in a range of themed days and weeks during the year. Recent themed weeks have included STEM fortnight. Visits have included trips to the Corinium Museum, RAF Cosford, Bristol Aerospace Museum and Briston Aquarium. Often visits and activities will take place with our partner schools – Oakridge and Miserden.
We make the most of our rural setting by taking learning outdoors and throughout the year all classes take part in Forest School days and activities off site. Where possible we use the church links, locality and local community to support learning, working in partnership with parents and families to share expertise and experiences.
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