We teach the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum in our reception classes and the National Curriculum in Years 1 to 6. In addition to this we teach Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship (PSHEC) and Sex and Relationships Education. We follow Bromley’s Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. All children learn to play the djembe drums in Year 3 and the recorder in Year 4.
Our aspiration for all our children to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens underpins our planning of the curriculum. We work hard to ensure that the children enjoy the curriculum offered, so we create schemes of work that will interest them. We recognise that our children are unique in their outlook and in their needs so we have some ‘key drivers’ for our curriculum. These are:
Our world; we encourage children to see themselves as global citizens
Enquiry and possibilities; we support children in thinking for themselves and problem-solving
Creativity; we find ways to develop children’s learning through the creative arts
Social and emotional awareness; we encourage children to look after their own and others well-being
We are proud of the awards linked to the curriculum that the school has achieved: Activemark for the school’s delivery of Physical Education, both during and outside curriculum time; Healthy Schools status in recognition of the work we undertake to promote healthy lifestyles; Artsmark Gold in recognition of our significant achievements in incorporating Art, Music, Dance and Drama across the curriculum; the International School Award for the school’s curriculum links, helping children to be aware of the world around them.
Every year we invite famous authors into school to share their work and enthuse the children. Past visitors have included Michael Rosen, Anthony Browne, Valerie Bloom, Leigh Hobbs, Anne Fine and Timothy Knapman.
We believe that educational visits are a vital part of children’s learning. Every year group will visit at least one place related to their curriculum studies. Year 5 pupils visit Frylands, a nearby outdoor activity centre, for an overnight stay and our Year 6 pupils enjoy an action-packed residential trip to Hindleap Warren in the Ashdown Forest.