The National Curriullum sets out what children should be taught. Attainment targets set out the expected standards of pupils’ performance, and schools may choose how they organise their school curriculum to cover the programmes of study from years 1 to 6. Children in their reception year and in nursery provision, follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
The Curriculum was revised by the Government for September 2014
British Values and SMSC are very much part of our curriculum.
Our Curriculum Statement
At Temple Mill we aim to provide the children with a curriculum which is broad, well balanced and above all stimulates the children to learn. In addition to acquiring skills and knowledge we aim to help the children to grow in confidence and maturity so that they can enter secondary school, and later, adulthood with the ability to pursue wholeheartedly, academic social and cultural activities.
We deliver programmes of study that meet the National Curriculum requirements in Key stages 1 & 2, issued by the DfE. This National Curriculum comprises of three core subjects:
English, Mathematics, Science
And foundation subjects:
History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education (PE), Computing, Religious Education and MFL (Modern Foreign Languages)
The teaching of Religious Education is statutory in all schools. It is taught as a subject outside the National Curriculum but following a combination of the Kent and Medway Syllabus.
At Temple Mill we place great emphasis on Maths and English as these underpin many of the other aspects of the taught curriculum. English and specifically writing is used as the basis for our cross curricular teaching and learning approach.
This programme is regularly reviewed to ensure compatibility with new directives or to make necessary improvements to the existing programme of work. The National Curriculum was revised in 2013 reducing the content prescribed in the previous document and this was implemented in September 2014.
There is now a great deal of emphasis in the use of ICT across the curriculum with a focus on ‘Computing’ and, in particular, computer skills to enhance the learning in all the subjects of the curriculum. Through the subject of ‘Computing’ we aim to teach a progressive set of skills that enable all the children to become competent and confident users of ICT. To do this we follow the DASCo Computing curriculum.
At Temple Mill Primary School we seek to create opportunities for children to experience and excel in a range of activities that enhance and extend National Curriculum. Children have opportunities both inside and outside the classroom eg Forest School Days, Residential trips, gifted and talented workshops, a variety of sporting events, visiting theatre companies and art projects. We also have excellent after school clubs.
We also value the role of modern foreign languages in the curriculum and Spanish is taught throughout KS2 from Year 3 to Year 6.
Individual student needs will be catered for through AEN (additional educational needs), A & T (able & talented), EAL (English as an additional language and differentiation.
When children leave Temple Mill Primary School at the end of Year 6, they should be equipped with the full range of skills that enables them to become lifelong learners.
The policy will be monitored and evaluated by the Headteacher’s report to the governing body.
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