The curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of the children. It also includes what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their true potential.
Our school curriculum is underpinned by the school aim of ‘a place for all to flourish’. The curriculum is the means by which the school achieves its objective of educating children in the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need in order to lead fulfilling lives.
The aims of our school curriculum are:
- to enable all children to learn and develop their skills to the best of their ability
- to promote a positive attitude towards learning, so that children enjoy coming to school, and acquire a solid basis for lifelong learning
- to teach children the basic skills of literacy, numeracy, science, computing and information communication technology (ICT)
- to enable children to be creative and to develop their own thinking
- to teach children about the wider world and global issues, including how their environment and society have changed over time
- to help children understand Britain’s cultural heritage
- to enable children to be positive citizens in their community and wider society
- to fulfil all the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education
- to help children understand the importance of truth and fairness, so that they grow up committed to equal opportunities for all
- to enable children to have respect for themselves and high self esteem,
- to be able to live and work co-operatively with others.