Curriculum

catmose primaryINTRODUCTION

We aim to provide a curriculum, which is:

  • Broad and balanced
  • Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at school and in society
  • Prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life

The curriculum is made up of all the activities that relate to the life of our school. It includes the formal learning such as those detailed below and just as importantly: respect, self discipline, consideration, tolerance and perseverance.

Details of the new Curriculum, followed by all year groups can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum or by emailing kjackson@catmoseprimary.com

In line with the requirements of the National Curriculum 2014, our curriculum includes:

 CORE SUBJECTS

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science
  • Information, Communication and Technology
  • Religious Education – we follow the Northamptonshire Syllabus

For content year by year please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum

 3I CURRICULUM

The Foundation Subjects are taught within a creative curriculum, The 3I Curriculum. The 3I’s are; Innovative, Individual and Inspiring. The 3I Curriculum enables children to make connections between subjects and to follow their own learning journeys; posing their own questions and following an investigation until an answer is found. Learning skills are focused upon; creating confident learners who use initiative and are independent. This approach begins with the Early Years and develops into student lead projects by the upper years in KS2.

The foundation subjects are:

  • Art and Design
  • Design Technology
  • Music
  • Geography
  • History
  • RE
  • ICT
  • PSHE (including Sex Ed age appropriate)
  • Circle Time
  • MFL
  • PE

Phonics, Literacy, Numeracy, Science and PE are taught as subjects, but are linked to the 3I Curriculum.

We work to ensure that our curriculum is broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated, to take account of individual strengths or weaknesses whilst providing for progression and continuity. To achieve this the staff adapt their teaching methods to include individual, group and class teaching to impart the subject matter and skill development.

Our curriculum is under regular review to enable us to meet the needs of all our pupils, within the framework of the National Curriculum and the requirements of the Five Outcomes for children as identified in The Children Act. The Five Outcomes are to:

  1. Be healthy
  2. Be safe
  3. Enjoy and achieve
  4. Make a positive contribution
  5. Achieve economic well-being

HOMEWORK

Children have prep to complete at home from Reception through to Year 6. We aim to provide worthwhile activities for parents and children to work on together as well as individual reinforcement and development tasks. We strive to achieve a balance between allowing children time at home to pursue other activities whilst supporting and developing classroom learning and preparing them for the next phase in their education.

The school shares prep expectations for each year group annually in the Meet the Teacher parents evening in Term 1. Children will receive spellings, a handwriting task and Mathematics prep.

 

PARENTS’ EVENING/ REPORTS

Interviews are held 3 times during the year to discuss your child’s work and progress with their class teacher.

A data report is sent home at 8 week intervals with a pastoral report at the end of the year.