Curriculum Statement

Music Mark School 

For the second year running Flockton CE (C) First school has been recognised for its commitment to music.  This prestigious award comes after being recognised by MusicaKirklees!

Long Term Plan

 

 Long Term Plan for Flockton School

 

 

 

At Flockton CE (VC) First School we believe that to enable our pupils to learn effectively, they need to feel safe in their environment and be both socially and emotionally ready to learn. We understand the importance of holistic development and offer nurturing and enriching experiences to enable the development of the whole child.

We recognise that some of our pupils are not always emotionally ready to learn when they come to Flockton CE (VC) First School and require an increased level of support for them to access the curriculum. At Flockton school, we believe every interaction is an intervention and we strive to effectively support our children’s social and emotional development to enable them to branch into the future.

Flockton CE (VC) First School aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.  It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

We believe that children are nourished by great opportunities and experiences.

 

Curriculum Intent

  • Provide a broad and balanced education for all pupils
  • Ignite a love of learning in all pupils and nurture a Growth Mindset.
  • Enable pupils to develop knowledge, understand concepts and acquire skills, and be able to choose and apply these in relevant situations
  • Support pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
  • Support pupils’ physical development and responsibility for their own health, and enable them to be active
  • Promote a positive attitude towards learning
  • Ensure equal access to learning, with high expectations for every pupil and appropriate levels of challenge and support
  • Promote an understanding and appreciation for their community and the world in which they live and prepare them for later life.
  • Develop a broad range of basic skills to enable access to learning and support future life.
  • Promote the learning and development of our youngest children and ensure they are ready for Key Stage 1

 

Teaching and Learning at Flockton covers the National Curriculum 2014 as well as RE, PSHE including Sex and Relationships Education, Safeguarding and Basic Skills. 

Democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths flow throughout our school and curriculum.

In addition, this policy acknowledges the requirements for promoting the learning and development of children set out in the Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

At Flockton we believe that reading is the key to the door to quality learning and success at school and beyond.  We follow the National Curriculum 2014 for all our statutory subjects.  The Local Curriculum for Religious Education is supplemented by Understanding Christianity - Church of England.

 

Curriculum Implementation

Each subject sets out end points for each year group and illustrates how the children build their knowledge and skills throughout school.

The curriculum provided for our pupils covers the following National Curriculum subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Art and Design
  • Computing
  • Design Technology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • PE
  • RE – Kirklees Syllabus supplemented by Understanding Christianity (CofE Education Office)
  • French (KS2)
  • PSHE

 

The curriculum at Flockton is designed to prepare our pupils for their next stage of education as well as for their life as an adult.  We teach in mixed age classes but some subjects such as; Maths and SRE are taught to individual year groups. Where possible we teach using a thematic approach.

We want the children to be excited about their learning and we believe that providing a mixture of discrete and thematic programmes of study excites, challenges and supports high quality teaching and learning.

We recognise and promote the key importance of the core subjects and developing the pupils’ expertise in phonics, reading, writing and maths. We aim to activate the pupils’ learning in these subjects in innovative, creative and exciting ways. We firmly believe that this should be balanced within both the whole National Curriculum and the wider school curriculum.

 

 

IMPACT:  The impact of the curriculum is monitored through termly assessments in Writing, Maths, Reading and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.  We also carry out pupil questionnaires and learning walks in school.