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The Crucible Federation

Curriculum Overview

What we teach...

Early Years and Foundation Stage

Young children learn best from experiences that are suitable for their stage of development. Children in the Foundation Stage work towards achieving the Early Learning Goals. Learning through play is a crucial part of their development. We provide opportunities for structured play that is supported sensitively by adults.

 

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Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage

 

Key Stage 1

Wherever possible Literacy and Numeracy are linked directly to our learning themes.  On a daily basis children are taught Literacy, Numeracy, Phonics and Reading skills. Our classrooms are organised into key areas of learning. Children are then given opportunities to skills, practise, consolidate & extend their learning to be independant & using exciting resources.  As Spanish is taught in Key Stage 2, Key Stage 1 are taught basic Spanish words e.g. numbers and colours.

 

Key Stage 2

Our KS2 curriculum has been sensitively structured to allow maximum coverage through themes that naturally link subjects
together. Our curriculum develops an enjoyment of, and commitment to learning.  It encourages the best possible progress &
the highest attainment for all our pupils.  It builds on their strengths & interests, allowing confidence to grow through working
callaboratively and independently. We want our children to succeed & feel proud of their achievement. We are committed to enriching children’s learning through educational visits, visitors, themed days and enterprise projects.

Throughout Key Stage 2 children will learn to swim at the local swimming baths. All children learn to play a musical instrument e.g. Violin, Recorder or Clarinet which can be continued into Year 5 and 6. Spanish is taught throughout Key Stage 2.

We have carefully mapped out the national curriculum over the year, to provide children with an exciting, enriching curriculum. Children will have the opportunity to go out on visits, meet people in school and develop their knowledge about the modern world and the things that have come before us.

 

To find out more about how our curriculum is taught please look at our Teaching and Learning and Literacy policies.

Sport & Physical Education

It is our school policy to encourage all children to: -

  •  Be physically active and enjoy physcial activity.
  •  Find a sense of achievement and fulfillment from physical activity.
  •  Develop positive attitudes to exercise such as perserverance, fair play and the ability to cope with sucess and failure.
  •  Learn how physical activity affects the body.
  •  Work as a team.

To achieve this we aim for children to: -

  •  Be involved in P.E lessons delivered by experienced teachers.
  •  Learn to swim 25m by the time they are 11.
  •  Be involved in Sports Day in school and other schools.
  •  Join after school clubs. 

 

Special Needs

It is our aim to meet the needs of every child in our care. This is usually achieved by good quality classroom teaching and excellent relationships between children and adults within the school.  For those children who need additional support,
Our Special Needs Coordinator will organise and monitor an individual educational plan. Parents will be invited in to regular meetings to discuss their child’s progress and review the plan.

 

How we use computers to support learning

We are able to provide excellent ICT facilities using the most up to date hardware and software. We have a dedicated ICT Suite which classes are timetabled to use.  Our wireless network allows children safe and secure access to a range of appropriate software. All classrooms have netbooks/laptops, interactive whiteboards, listening stations and digital filming equipment. IPad’s and Kindle’s are also used throughout our school to enhance learning experiences.

The school subscribes to Planet Sherston – a virtual learning environment and Education City, which can be accessed at home as well as school to support your child’s learning.