At Tylers Green First School our curriculum is planned to be developmental. Key areas, such as phonics, maths and PSHE run as a thread through the school, with all year groups taking a similar approach to the planning and delivery of lessons.
We ensure that learning is inclusive and the learning activities planned by the teachers can be adapted for pupils who need additional support or who have a disability. We are also committed to challenging all pupils and stretching the more able through problem solving and challenge work.
We are fully committed to meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage.
Our Curriculum intent is underpinned by our School values:
Child initiated planning in the EYFS means that children are able to lead their own learning and follow their interests. The teachers plan the learning sessions around the children’s fascinations and interests. Learning is brought to life by using fun, interactive resources, games, songs and activities.
In Key Stage 1 the children follow the National Curriculum through topic based learning. The topics are designed to interest the children and ensure that learning continues to be fun using as much hands-on learning as possible.
Our curriculum aims to teach the children the skills to keep themselves safe, whether this is learning to take risks safely den building and climbing trees in the woodland, or using tools safely in Design and Technology sessions.
Our PSHE curriculum, Jigsaw, supports children developmentally as they move through the school. Through the curriculum they learn how to keep themselves safe at school, in the community and online.
Our curriculum encourages children to find different ways to approach problems and tasks, with a focus on hands on learning for our younger pupils. Our maths curriculum follows the concrete-pictorial-abstract sequence. This means that children use resources to solve a problem, before moving on to representing it with pictures and finally using numbers to represent a problem.
We encourage our children to develop a “growth mindset” and have a try at everything.
Our children sing, dance, create artwork, make films, write and perform play scripts and express themselves in amazing ways. Creativity is not restricted to the arts – the children are encouraged to problem solve in maths and science, and find different ways to prove things. Our topic based and child initiated learning lends itself to children finding many different paths to reach their goals.
We are very proud of our children and the progress they make academically. Our curriculum is designed to be ambitious and to challenge every child to reach their full potential. Our children develop skills, knowledge and understanding through the curriculum. Small goals and successes are celebrated along the way and we make sure that every child is making good progress through regular assessments.