Curriculum

Below you will find information about P.E., Mathematics, Literacy and Science

P.E.

At Great Rollright C of E Primary School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.

The government has provided P.E. funding annually since September 2013 to support the development of P.E. in schools. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. The money has gone directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. 

Purpose of the funding

Schools spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Please see attachments on the tab entitled Prospectus, Policies and Information explaining how we spent our P.E. funding in previous years, as well as an evaluation of the impact of the funding. 

Mathematics

We believe it is essential that children understand mathematical processes, concepts and skills. A positive, enthusiastic attitude is encouraged by presenting the subject in an exciting, relevant and enjoyable way, allowing the children to actively participate in the learning process, thus creating a sense of achievement and confidence. There is a strong emphasis on mental arithmetic and giving pupils opportunities to apply skills to real life situations.

Science

Science is a subject which excites all children and we work hard to deliver our teaching in meaningful and relevant ways so that the children can answer the questions they have about the world around them.

Literacy

We believe that every aspect of a child's work is influenced by the quality of their language development. It is critical that they use language with imagination and accuracy. We teach English every day following the National Curriculum using a wide range of texts and styles. The skills learned at this time are then applied in other areas of the curriculum.

We teach reading and spelling using The Read Write Inc System.

E Safety

Useful information to support the whole family can be found using this link.

Other Useful Curriculum Links can be found below

 

The Curriculum Policy

Context

The aim of the policy is to provide an overarching framework which translates the values and aims of the school into  effective teaching  and learning so  that all  children reach  their  full potential. This is important for alllearners including those classified as having special needs, those with English as an additional language, and the more able. It is important to recognise that the curriculum is not solely about the National Curriculum, although this is the legal foundation because it secures an entitlement for all students. The curriculum embraces all that is learned through school, whether it be in lessons or part of informal learning within and beyond the school day.

Purpose

We believe that learning is an enjoyable, lifelong process through which everyone can achieve their potential and exceed their expectations. We will challenge and support our students to do their very best by providing an extensive range of learning experiences beyond the statutory requirement.

Roles and responsibilities of Headteacher, other staff, governors

The Headteacher will ensure that:

  • all statutory elements of the curriculum, and other subjects which the school chooses to offer, including those taught off-site by other providers, have schemes of work or listed learning objectives which reflect the aims of the school and indicate how the needs of individual students will be met. This will include how the subject will be taught and assessed, and include cross curricular links, citizenship, literacy, numeracy and the use of ICT;
  • the amount of time provided for teaching the curriculum is adequate and is reviewed by the Monitoring Committee regularly; 
  • where appropriate, the individual needs of some students are met by permanent or temporary disapplication from the National Curriculum;
  • the procedures for assessment meet all legal requirements and students and their parents/carers receive information to show how much progress the students are making and what is required to help them improve;
  • the governing body is fully involved in decision-making processes that relate to the breadth and balance of the curriculum;
  • the governing body is advised on statutory targets in order to make informed decisions.

Other staff will ensure that:

  • the school curriculum is implemented in accordance with this policy.

The Governing Body will ensure that:

  • it considers the advice of the Headteacher when approving curriculum changes and when setting statutory and non-statutory targets;
  • progress towards annual statutory targets is monitored;
  • it participates actively in decision-making about the breadth and balance of the curriculum;
  • ensure that staff understand that material of a religious, political or other sensitive nature must be presented to students in a balanced and sensitive way.