1. to nurture and develop well-rounded, capable and caring individuals, with good self-esteem and understanding of themselves as people and their role as citizens within a diverse society;
2. to give children the skills, knowledge and attitudes to lead a rich and fulfilling life and to be equipped to be able to make choices in their lives.
In order to achieve our aims, we need to ensure children:
The National Curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by schools so children learn the same things. Academies do not have to follow the National Curriculum but must teach a broad and balanced curriculum including English, Maths and Science, as well as Religious Education. At Leigh Beck we teach the full curriculum, with a particular focus on Literacy and Numeracy skills.
The National Curriculum subjects are English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Religious Education (RE), Art and Design, Music, Computing, Design and Technology, Physical Education, and for KS2 a Modern Foreign Language (MfL). At Leigh Beck our selected MfL is Spanish. We teach Literacy, Numeracy, PE, RE and Music as distinct subjects and combine the other subjects within our 'Enquiry Curriculum'.
Click here for a link to the 2014 National Curriculum, which we are following for all subjects.
Here are the Age-Related Expectations (ARE) for each year group:
Year 1 ARE
Year 2 ARE
Year 3 ARE
Year 4 ARE
Year 5 ARE
Year 6 ARE
Each class focuses on a topic in each term or part of a term.
Teachers and school leaders can give information about the Curriculum in each year group for 2017/2018. Please feel free to contact us on the playground each day or arrange an appointment to meet.
At Maple Grove Primary School children in Reception are provided with a stimulating learning environment which encourages learning through play – a fundamental part of early learning.
The school uses the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum to plan learning opportunities in the following areas.
The curriculum covers seven areas of learning, consisting of three prime areas and four specific areas. All areas of learning and development are important and interconnected. The curriculum also develops the three key characteristics of effective learning: playing, active learning, creating and thinking critically. These areas of learning and key characteristics are used to plan activities for the children based on their individual development, interest and learning needs. The areas of learning are delivered through a combination of planned, purposeful play, with a balance of adult led and child-initiated independent activities, and more focused whole-class teaching sessions and small guided group work. Learning takes place both in the classroom and outdoors. Progress is closely monitored by our experienced Early Years staff and recorded in individual pupil profiles and Special Books.
Playing and exploring – engagement
Active learning – motivation
Creating and thinking critically – thinking
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Understanding of the world
Expressive Arts and Design
Teachers and school leaders can give information about our EYFS Curriculum in each year group for 2017/2018. Please feel free to contact us on the playground each day or arrange an appointment to meet. Ms Haque is our Early Years Leader.
We run a range of extra curricular events which serve to add enjoyment and further celebration to our curriculum provision. If you have any other ideas of things you’d like celebrated or opportunities that you (or someone you know) can offer our children please speak to your child's Teacher or a School Leader.
Our aim is to encourage further parental involvement in their child’s learning and the life of our school. If you have any talents you can offer please do see any of us in school. These could be: cooking, baking, crafts, technology (e.g. DJing, computer skills, animation), marital arts or fitness, traditional dancing, to name a few of many I’m sure you have. We’d be grateful for even an hour of your time to pop in and work with our teachers and children.
We also hold regular celebration assemblies for parents and invite parents for 'learning looks' to see their child's learning in class.
How can parents find out more?
Click here for the DfE home page on curriculum and assessment.
The school supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well, especially in preparing pupils to be good, responsible citizens.
Ofsted report, December 2016