T H E C U R R I C U L U M
The School’s curriculum policy can be The Maths schemes used in the school are
described as being broad and balanced in varied. The well established schemes support
content and is reviewed and formulated by the teaching objectives and ensure that each
the teachers and approved by the Governors. child develops at their own pace. The
The major curriculum areas are now in place teachers supplement the basic scheme with
and we ensure that this allows the children to lessons designed to consolidate skills. There
experience first hand are lots of opportunities for
practical involvement “… The School values and practical Maths work in school.
and therefore allows Topic work reinforces Maths and
cares for every child and
learning through English skills.
provides opportunities to
experience. Through Planned Primary Science
develop each individual’s
the hard work and investigations and practical work,
dedication of the
potential and sense of self including the making and testing
teachers, there is an worth.” of working models using Craft and
excellent lively Design and Technology skills,
environment to enhance the child’s learning provides lively classroom activities. An
which is in line with the Education Reform awareness, observation and understanding of
Act. everyday surroundings is developed.
During the school day, every child enjoys Topic learning also develops skills in Art,
basic skill learning in Mathematics and History and Geography.
English when important understanding is ICT has an important role in the curriculum.
acquired. The children gain confidence to Every child has access to the PCs, a range of
communicate their information orally and software programmes give experience in
through writing. Our school uses a range of games, information handling, control and word
Reading Schemes ensuring a good start for all processing skills. The school is connected to
the children in this most vital skill. We make the Internet. We have developed one area of
use of an excellent stock of reading books by the school as an ICT suite to allow groups to
a variety of authors to enhance reading skills work on skills taught in the classroom.
Our school makes use of the strategies
presented in the National Literacy and
Numeracy Frameworks and is successful in
developing the abilities of all pupils.
T H E C U R R I C U L U M
We care for the children as individuals Swimming sessions take place at Penryn
catering for their needs, interests and Junior School swimming pool on a rolling
differences. programme for each individual year group,
What has been described so far as the from Year 2 upwards.
curriculum, are general statements which Our PE programme enables skill learning and
develop enquiring minds through a planned, games to develop children’s skills. Club
continuous approach to learning, extending activities after school supplement the PE
each child’s intellectual, social and physical programme.
capabilities. The music teaching at this school enables
Extensive Curriculum documents are written children to participate and perform in
and agreed by teachers and Governors ensembles or individually. We have tuition in
following National and Local Guidelines. Each brass, recorder and strings during curriculum
term a synopsis of the taught curriculum and time.
activities is sent home to inform parents.
The recent Rose and Cambridge reviews have We make use of the County Outdoor
enabled schools to consider the curriculum Education Centre at Roseland for short
and develop it further. residential trips for Year 6.
There are opportunities for parents to view
their child’s work and there are end of year Sex and Relationships Education is included in
reports. We encourage a high standard of our curriculum as part of a Health
achievement and self-esteem through the Programme. Parents are invited to preview a
child’s interest in their work. DVD. As questions arise, teachers deal with
Our curriculum planning is in line with the the situation appropriately and in a relevant
requirements set out by DFE documents and way to the child’s learning. Our policy is in
scrutinised by our School Improvement line with the County policies and is
Partner. implemented in a calm and correct manner by
Throughout a child’s schooling, they will learn all the teachers. Parents can withdraw their
and cover the required objectives for each child from all or part of the Sex and
area of the curriculum. Relationships Education provided except that
Within the class structure teaching is which is required as part of the Science
organised in a way that allows for mixed National curriculum.
ability teaching, whole class activities as well
as individual and group work.
T H E C U R R I C U L U M
It is our school policy to set distinct which encourages the crucial home/school
homework where relevant, and we do link.
encourage the children to follow up activities
started at school. We encourage every child We are accredited as a ‘Healthy School’ and
to read each night, preferably to an adult. this aspect is reflected in many aspects of
From Year 2 homework is set. With the curriculum. Opportunities for teaching
encouragement from home and school, the and learning are planned throughout the Key
child will value the importance of developing Stages.
their skills. Parents sharing activities with Our curriculum is assessed through the use
children is crucial to each child’s of the nationally standardised SATS. This
development. allows us to track pupil progress. We are
Where mutual understanding exists between happy to report to parents about pupil
home and school, we can be more certain that progress.
the children thrive in an environment which is
healthy, industrious, lively, educational and
most of all happy. We have a daily diary