THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
The National Curriculum applies to all children of compulsory school age. In our school we have three stages:
Early Years Foundation Stage – Reception children
Key Stage 1 – Year 1 & Year 2 children
Key Stage 2 – Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children
All children are required to receive a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum through the school’s implementation of the National Curriculum.
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, EXCELLENCE & ENJOYMENT
Subject such as English, Maths, Science, Information, Communication Technology and Religious Education are given priority in curriculum planning. Each subject has programmes of study which clearly state what children should be taught and attainment targets describe expected pupil attainment at various stages in their development. Marking is used by teachers to help assess a child’s understanding of an objective to give encouragement and feedback for further progress.
At Haylands we have also give importance to Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education, which are also important to a child’s development. Other subject areas such as History, Geography, Art, Music, Physical Education and Design Technology are incorporated into themed programmes where children are given opportunities to acquire skills and knowledge in each of these subject areas. Our curriculum development work seeks to combine all of these strands and deliver to children exciting and stimulating learning experiences that will develop core skills and offer opportunities for Excellence and Enjoyment. Through our school website parents can access each year group’s curriculum plans so they help support their own children’s learning.