Curriculum

We deliver a creative curriculum through topics that engage the children. Within the curriculum, we aim to ensure that fundamental British values of democracy, the rules of law, individual liberty and mutual respect are taught and discussed and we highlight the importance of respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

To deliver our curriculum we use the local area to enhance the children’s learning experience, such as Earls Meadow, the farming community, our local churches and village. We also invite members of the community into the school. Many valuable experiences happen through outdoor learning. Teachers plan regular opportunities for learning outside the classroom. Local educational visits are planned to enrich the curriculum. Older children have opportunities to take part in residential visits. Our curriculum work is supported by a range of trips and visitors. You will be informed in writing about any trips that take place and you may be asked to make a voluntary contribution to the cost.

We are a Church School and follow the agreed syllabus for Religious Education in Suffolk. This comprehensive and exciting curriculum helps children to consider their own beliefs and values and those of others. The children learn about religions and beliefs and learn from religions and beliefs through a series of well-planned themes.

Our passion for a fulfilling and creative curriculum does not disregard academic standards. Each child’s learning is closely monitored and support is given to a child should they need it, to either help the child with strategies or extend the more able child’s thinking.

Our curriculum is carefully structured to ensure the children receive a balanced diet of teaching and learning throughout their primary education in each of our classes.

In the National Curriculum, the government has set out the learning objectives which our children work towards.

  • National Curriculum Overview with appendices for:
  • Maths
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary & Grammar

In our Reception class and in KS1 we teach phonics daily using a mixture of resources including Jolly Phonics and Floppy Phonics, adapting the learning to meet the needs of the children. We follow the Abacus scheme of work in maths and we develop the children’s grammar skills through No Nonsense Grammar and spelling using No Nonsense Spelling. We provide opportunities for extended pieces of writing through narrative texts and poetry and our topic work ensures we provide opportunities for non-fiction writing

In KS2 the teaching and learning of the core literacy and numeracy skills are the foundations of learning. This takes place in daily lessons. Wherever appropriate these skills will be contextualised in real life learning. However at times the skills may need to be taught as discrete subjects and we use No Nonsense Grammar and No Nonsense Spelling to support this learning. In KS2 this also includes the programme of Modern Languages. Our youngest children in Reception and KS1 also enjoy weekly French lessons too.

N.B. See Class pages for details of Curriculum coverage