Through our curriculum we aim to excite & engage pupils and equip them with knowledge & skills to improve life chances. We aim to provide an interesting, broad and balanced curriculum that is relevant to our pupils and develops lifelong learners through practical first hand experiences.
The curriculum at Old Cleeve
At Old Cleeve we follow the 2014 National Curriculum (please see the parent's guide above for a more detailed explanation) . Our staff have been inspired to plan a curriculum that engages and inspires pupils to learn new skills and acquire plenty of knowledge. We want our children to enjoy their learning; develop enquiring minds, develop the personal qualities they need to be good citizens of the world, and develop a sense of their own nationality and culture, at the same time developing a profound respect for the nationalities and cultures of others. Most of all, we want our children to develop all the skills they will need in order to confidently face life in modern Britain.
Children are also encouraged to involve themselves in one of the many extra curricular activities on offer. Pupils grow and learn through they individual interests and talents, which are often pivotal in developing self-esteem and pride. By discovering an ability in one area, pupils develop the confidence to aim higher in others. As well as striving for excellence in individual areas, our children enjoy the breadth of opportunity which helps them become well rounded individuals.
Each term we provide parents with a curriculum overview of the topics to be covered in their child's class. Many subjects are taught through cross-curricular links which focus on a particular theme to bring a contextualized learning experience for the children. Parents may then wish to talk about these topics at home with their child, or perhaps arrange a family outing to increase awareness and understanding of a subject.
In Reception class the teaching follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum based upon the children’s interests. Because of this it will vary from year to year. Yearly Overviews are available by clicking on the links below. If you have any further questions about what your child is learning then please feel free to speak to your child’s class teacher.