The new National Curriculum outlines what must be taught in Key Stages 1 and 2 (Years 1-6) in maintained state schools in England from September 2014. It provides details of children’s statutory curriculum entitlement in English, Mathematics and Science and across 10 further subject areas: Art and design, Computing (formerly ICT, or Information Communication Technology), Design and technology, Geography, History, Languages, Music, Physical Education, PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and RE (Religious Education).
At Flamstead Village School we aim to teach an inspiring and motivating curriculum through topics and projects. We are following a skills based approach as set out in the new National Curriculum 2014. We adjust our teaching to the children’s interests where possible so that learning can be more personalised to the age groups, interests of the individuals and the class as a whole. Our curriculum is under constant review as we look for ways to improve it each term. The children will experience enrichment opportunities through trips, visits and special days as part of their learning. Teaching happens in classrooms, outside areas and off site to give a breadth of learning opportunities to all our pupils.
Children are taught all subjects throughout their year sometimes through cross-curricular projects, sometimes as discrete lessons and at other times in blocks of lessons. Over a year, children will experience a broad and balanced curriculum covering all subject areas. As a broadly Christian community, our children are taught religious education (RE) following the Hertfordshire RE syllabus which promotes the teaching of all 5 major religions. British Values, including democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance, are taught through all aspects of the curriculum and daily school life.
Please look at each curriculum area for further information. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.