"Pupils behave well. They play happily together and consider each other’s needs very well.""Parents are right to be pleased with the quality of teaching at the school.""Pupils learn well because the work they do provides good levels of challenge and helps them learn new skills.""There is a happy and purposeful atmosphere in classrooms.""The curriculum supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.""Pupils get off to a good start in early years."

Curriculum information

The purpose of our curriculum is to give our children the foundations needed for a successful future in education and then employment. Our aim is for children to have the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge outlined in the National Curriculum in ways that are fun, relevant and challenging. Each term we introduce a new whole school topic, designed to inspire both children and adults. A 'stunning start', a 'marvelous middle' and a 'fabulous finish' provide opportunities for something a little bit different, memorable and fun, and aimed at growing the children's cultural capital.

Health and well-being are an important part of our curriculum provision. We are fortunate to have extensive grounds, making outdoor learning a natural part of our children's daily experience.

Throughout the school we focus on key learning skills and learning behaviours that we have identified as an important part of our curriculum provision.

Our Curriculum Statement outlines in more detail our intent and how as a school we endeavour to meet our aims.

Our Long Term Curriculum Plans details the areas of learning for each subject area for each year group spread over two years in KS1 and four years in KS2.

KS1 Long Term Curriculum Plan

KS2 Long Term Curriculum Plan

Key learning skills                 Learning behaviours

Observe                                        Perseverance

Describe                                        Engagement

Question                                        Independence

Predict                                           Reflectiveness

Explain                                           Communication

Create                                            Collaboration

Evaluate                                         Critical thinking

Communicate

Our curriculum is enriched and enhanced by an extensive programme of extra-curricular activities, including a variety of sporting and musical opportunities. Please follow this link to the relevant section on our website to find out more - Extra-curricular provision

The Teaching of Handwriting

We follow the Kinetic Letters programme for Handwriting which helps children build core strength and learn letters as movements to aid fluency and automaticity in handwriting.

Click the links to the right to find out more.

The Teaching of Phonics

We follow the Read Write Inc. programme for the teaching of phonics in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Click here to find out more.

Kinetic Letters

Presentation to parents about Phonics and Kinetic letters at Greens Norton