Our Approach to the Curriculum
Phonics and reading are taught through our structured Read, Write Inc programme. This is a recognised scheme that ensures that all children become confident, independent and enthusiastic readers.
Our nursery children have an enriched play based curriculum. Early literacy and numeracy skills are developed through a range of learning activities and carefully planned continuous provision.
In both settings we adopt a ‘free flow approach’ which allows children to access both inside and outside throughout the day.
Local identity: This involves learning about our immediate surroundings, Cornwall and the United Kingdom. It is important that children are develop a sense of community, a cultural identity and how where they live is similar or different to other locations.
Environmental: This focuses on a variety of environmental issues which encourage the children to learn about their impact on their world and how they can make a positive change.
Global: This is an important part of our curriculum. The children have an opportunity to study different countries and continents around the world. This helps them to develop their global identity and ensures that they develop understanding, respect and tolerance for different cultures, their traditions and views.
Our topic curriculum is taught in subject blocks. It has clear progression that ensures that the children develop skills, understanding and knowledge.This means that the children will focus on one subject area for a period of time rather than have 1 lesson a week e.g. science maybe taught over a series of ten consecutive lessons. This ensure that there is continuity in the learning for the children, it enables the teachers to use day to day assessment to plan for personalised learning and ensure that there is a pace to the children’s learning.
We ensure that our curriculum is enriched by a variety of motivators, this includes trips, visits and visits in school by experts. Our extensive outdoor areas means that the delivery of the curriculum is not restricted to inside. The staff make use of this outdoor space to enrich all aspects of the curriculum.
Visit the class pages for more detailed information about the content for each topic.