Key Stage 1

A Holistic Approach to Education and Childhood Development

Our curriculum is designed to re-
engage children at an early age in
the enjoyment and fun which
learning can offer them. They will
engage in a language enriched
environment which is designed
using the 6 Principles of Nurture
groups as its foundation:
• Children’s learning is understood
developmentally.
• The classroom offers a safe base.
• Nurture is important for the
development of well-being and
self-esteem.
• Language is understood as a vital
means of communication.
• All Behaviour is communication.
• The importance of transition in
children’s lives.
There is a personalised offer across
the curriculum and so it is made
relevant to the needs of the
children, remaining flexible and
adaptable to the context,
background and needs of the child.
The curriculum is inclusive and
accessible to every child.
The curriculum is creative and has
a culture of experiential,
interactive, physically engaging and
stimulating activities to promote
interest, curiosity, exploration and
engagement.
Children are taught within mixed
age and mixed ability groups of up
to 8 children.

Curriculum Interventions:

• Marvin’s Marvellous Moods
•Listening Programme
•Fun Friends
•Black Sheep
•Elsa
•The Colour Monster
•Singing Hands
•Bespoke PSHE programme

Our Curriculum includes:

English: Reading, Writing, Spelling
Language, Communication + Social
Interaction
Speaking and Listening
Maths
Science
Geography + History
RE + celebration of British Values
and other cultures
ICT
PE
Physical development
Forest School
Music
Art
Mindfulness + Well-Being
PSHE

Key Stage 2

A Holistic Approach to Education and Childhood Development

We offer a topic-based curriculum, we plan
learning around a topic which is dictated
by the interest of the current cohort and
local culture, linking as many subjects as
possible, giving children a more
meaningful, creative, context based
experience.
We personalise learning by offering specific
interventions during our tray time work
and also during a timetabled intervention
slot. Tray time is also an opportunity to
focus on the basic skills, including reading,
spelling, comprehension, tables knowledge
and recall and also handwriting.
We offer a rich, varied curriculum, with a
good balance of academic and skill-based
learning opportunities. This helps to build
confidence, self-esteem and resilience as
well as academic abilities. This balance
also helps to re-engage reluctant learners
back into education, allowing them to
discover a love of learning and an
enjoyment of education.
The classes at KS2, are all mixed age
groups, children are grouped by their
support / intervention need rather than by
their chronological age or academic needs.
Each class is staffed by a teacher and a
Progress Partner, there is a further PP to
provide 1:1, small group or an alternative
learning environment to support social,
emotional or academic needs.
Core subjects are taught during the
morning sessions and foundation, practical
or enrichment lessons are taught during
the afternoon sessions.

Curriculum Intervention:

•Life Coaching and Therapies
•Phonics – IDL
•Listening Programme – Social
Stories
•Sensory Circuit
•Accelerated Reader Programme
& Bug Club
•MyMaths
•Handwriting without tears
programme
•Social/Life Skills Builder
Programme
To enhance opportunities for our
children the school accesses a
range of other specialists to
motivate, engage and improve
outcomes:
Weekly visits with a ‘Reading
Champion’
School nurse each half term
Regular visits by local/ community
officers
Science experience
Music assemblies
Regular visits to a community farm
STEM events
The Sage/Charanga

 

Our Curriculum includes:

Tray Time
English
Maths
Science
SPAG
ICT
Intervention Time
PE
PHSEE
Art
Cookery
Humanities
Outdoor Education
Music-drumming
Swimming
Trampoline
Social skills