The curriculum is everything that happens in a school that enables the child to develop his/her full potential intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually and physically. The curriculum, therefore, encompasses lessons, other activities and the general atmosphere of the school. This is the whole curriculum. The curriculum has been developed to be broad, balanced and relevant. Our curriculum supports the fundamental British values and teaches pupils tolerance and respect.
The subjects in the New Primary Curriculum are:-
- Design & Technology
- Physical Education
- Personal, Social and Health Education
- Religious Education
- Modern Foreign Languages
Click Here to download the Primary National Curriculum
If you would like to see the type of work covered in each year group please click the links below. A copy is available in each class.
As a Church of England school our daily acts of worship are Christian. Parents may withdraw their child from the daily act of worship but are encouraged to discuss this with the Headteacher.
Homework is a very important part of the partnership between schools and home. To read the Homework Policy (which gives indications of expected amounts for the different age groups) please click here
All children are offered a range of visits connected with the on-going work in class. They give enjoyment and extend the children’s interest and knowledge. We ask parents for voluntary contributions towards the cost of these visits. However, without these contributions some of the visits cannot take place. We appreciate this may sometimes be difficult for some families. If parents experience any difficulty in funding trips, they should in the first instance speak to the Head of School. These discussions will be dealt with in strict confidence.
School trips are often linked to topics we are covering, KS2 pupils have visited the Houses of Parliament and Kentwell Hall and KS1 trips have included visits to local castles and a day trip to Southwold. Activity days with other schools within the Hartismere pyramid are arranged for each year group and pupils in Year 6 have the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to Aylmerton Field Study Centre in Norfolk.
Trips to London museums and the local pantomime have been arranged in previous years and during the summer term the school enters sports teams into many area competitions.
The school tries to offer a variety of activities across the year according to strengths and interests; these are run at lunchtime or after school. We invite other organisations to provide activities after school. A letter usually goes out at the start of term when clubs are about to begin. If parents are interested in running a club please contact the school.
Current School Clubs include: Football, Dodge ball, Cricket, Rugby, Jazz dance, Tap dance, Cooking, Choir and Recorder Club.