What is the Curriculum?
The Curriculum is the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.
Curriculum Intent Statement
Our curriculum is underpinned by our core values
At Sherburn Primary School we…
Respect one another
Always try our best
Learn new things
Work together as a school community
Learn to make the right choices
Our aim is to provide our children with an engaging, exciting, empowering curriculum which helps to equip them for the next steps in their lives, encouraging them to develop a thirst for knowledge, a sense of ambition, a strong moral code and a lifelong love of learning. Our curriculum will allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and encourage them to become creative, critical thinkers. We wish to instil in the children a sense of pride in where they live by utilising our locality to teach aspects of the curriculum, whilst also making children aware of the wider world and the opportunities that it affords them.
Please click here to read our full curriculum intent statement.
Early Years Curriculum (Reception age children)
All aspects of children’s growth and development are woven together, but they can be separated into 7 different areas of learning. These areas are consistent with the Early Learning Goals within the Early Years Foundation Stage for 0 to 5 year olds. The 7 areas are split into 3 Prime Areas (these are the areas the children should mostly develop first) and 4 Specific Areas (these will develop as the child grows).
The Prime Areas:
1. Communication and Language.
2. Physical development.
3. Personal, social and emotional development.
The Specific areas:
6. Understanding the World.
7. Expressive arts and design.
These seven areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. We make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. The Early Years Curriculum is designed to be very flexible so that we can follow your child’s unique needs and interests.
Children in Reception learn by playing, exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.
National Curriculum (Year 1 to Year 6)
This includes, not only the formal requirements of the New National Curriculum 2014, but also the range of additional opportunities which the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children – this includes a wide variety of Educational Visits.
Click here for our 2019-2020 Long term Curriculum Plan
Curriculum Policies can be found by following this link
Find out what we have been learning about this year by viewing Our Classes section
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Sherburn Primary we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEN Information Report. If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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