The purpose of the curriculum is to help all pupils realise their full potential.
Our aim is to provide a high quality level of learning for children of all abilities.
We strive to offer a broad, balanced, enjoyable yet challenging curriculum, giving equal opportunity to children from all backgrounds. In doing this we plan to cater for those with high academic ability as well as pupils who need learning support.
The main part of the school curriculum follows the requirements set out in the programmes of Study of the National Curriculum.
This includes the development of Speaking and Listening, Phonics, Drama, Reading, Writing, Spelling Grammar and Handwriting.
We strive to instil a love of reading and believe that regular, appropriate exposure to books benefits children in all aspects of learning. To make reading as fun as is possible, we use Bug Club regularly in school.
Bug Club is a whole-school reading programme that hooks children into a lifelong love of reading through stunning books and an incredible online reading world filled to the brim with popular characters. It is popular with our children as it:
• Brilliantly combines an online reading world with beautiful printed books, planning support, assessment tools and professional development to help you turn your children into budding bookworms.
• Has over 500 finely levelled books and ebooks featuring popular characters children know and love, like Shrek, Doctor Who, Lego, and Timmy Time.
• Uses technology that children use every day to make reading even more fun – with online quizzes, games and reward worlds to spark enthusiasm.
• Is built on a rigorous pedagogy and underpinned by a Reading Progression Map that breaks the curriculum down into small, assessable steps.
It is an exciting time here at Salisbury at the moment as we are currently updating our curriculum overviews. We are using the National Curriculum objectives and Cornerstones to develop new yearly overviews which will be shared as soon as possible.
This includes the development of skills and concepts in number and number calculations, measurement, space and shape relationships problem solving, logic, data handling and the use of calculators.
The above subjects are taught separately in groups arranged according to ability, but are also incorporated into work across the curriculum.
Science, Computing, History, Geography, Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education and Religious Education.
The subjects are taught mainly as part of a theme or topic, but are also reinforced on occasion as separate subjects.
Care is taken, particularly in the core subject of Science, to ensure that the requirements of the Programmes of Study in the National Curriculum are met.
This includes drugs education and Governor approved sex education. There is a strong emphasis on healthy life choices.
This is generally taught as part of science based topic work following National Curriculum Programmes of Study but is also supplemented by support from a member of the Local Health Authority for older junior children.
Foundation Years Curriculum
The curriculum is based on guidelines produced by DfE covering the seven areas of learning.
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical development
- Communication and language
- Understanding of the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Questions about our Curriculum?
We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about our Curriculum. Please see the General Enquiries section under Contact Us for contact details.