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Curriculum

We operate a thematic approach to the curriculum that is relevant to the children in school; where meaningful links can be made between subjects in all three key stages. In the Foundation Stage there will be a topic each half term while in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes, each topic will last one term and incorporate the skills that are needed at each level within the National Curriculum.
The Foundation Stage curriculum is planned around the following seven areas of learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Reception Summer 17 Curriculum Overview

Reception Spring 17 Curriculum Overview

Reception Autumn 16 Curriculum Overview

 

The curriculum for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 is based on National Curriculum skills taught in the following eight areas:

  • Art and Creativity
  • Citizenship and Ethics
  • Faith and Belief
  • Language, Oracy and Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Physical and Emotional Health
  • Place and Time
  • Science and Technology

Year Four Summer 17 Curriculum Overview

Year Four Spring 17 Curriculum Overview

Year Four Autumn 16 Curriculum Overview

 

Year Three Summer 17 Curriculum Overview

Year Three Spring 17 Curriculum Overview

Year Three Autumn 16 Curriculum Overview

 

Year Two Summer 17 Curriculum Overview

Year Two Spring 17 Curriculum Overview

Year Two Autumn 16 Curriculum Overview

 

Year One Summer 17 Curriculum Overview

Year One Spring 17 Curriculum Overview

Year One Autumn 16 Curriculum Overview

 

National Assessment Results

Phonic Screening Check – Year One

Percentage of children meeting the expected standard compared with Hertfordshire and National average:

2017: School 94.9%, Hertfordshire 83.3%, National TBC

2016: School 89.3%, Hertfordshire 82.6%, National 81%

2015: School 86%, Hertfordshire 79%, National 77%

KS1 results 2017

Percentage of children working at the expected standard or above compared with Hertfordshire and National average:

Reading: School 91%, Hertfordshire 79%, National 75.6%

Writing: School 87.5%, Hertfordshire 71.5%, National 68%

Maths: School 82%, Hertfordshire 77%, National 75%

Percentage of children working at greater depth at the expected standard compared with Hertfordshire and National average:

Reading: School 37.5%, Hertfordshire 31.8%, National 25%

Writing: School 23%, Hertfordshire 20%, National 15.6%

Maths: School 26.8%, Hertfordshire 25%, National 20.5%

KS1 Results 2016

Percentage of children working at the expected standard or above compared with Hertfordshire and National average:

Reading: School 83.3%, Hertfordshire 78.7%, National 74%

Writing: School 83.3%, Hertfordshire 71.2%, National 65%

Maths: School 85%, Hertfordshire 76.9%, National 73%

Percentage of children working at greater depth at the expected standard compared with Hertfordshire and National average:

Reading: School 33.3%, Hertfordshire 31.1%, National 24%

Writing: School 25%, Hertfordshire 20.2%, National 13%

Maths: School 28.3%, Hertfordshire 24.3%, National 18%

KS1 results 2015

Percentage of children achieving Level 2 or above compared with Hertfordshire and National average:

Reading: School 93%, Hertfordshire 92%, National 90%

Writing: School 92%, Hertfordshire 90%, National 86%

Maths: School 97%, Hertfordshire 94%, National 93%

Percentage of children achieving Level 3 or above compared with Hertfordshire and National average:

Reading: School 40%, Hertfordshire 39%, National 32%

Writing: School 30%, Hertfordshire 24%, National 18%

Maths: School 30%, Hertfordshire 32%, National 26%

 

Collective Worship/Assemblies

For all classes there will be a daily Whole School Assembly of 20 minutes. As the school grows, a daily Assembly will take place but on two days the assembly will be at separate times for Foundation Stage/ Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 so that the topics covered can be appropriate for the age of the children. Where appropriate speakers and visitors will be invited to lead assemblies.
Each week there will be a theme for collective worship and these themes will be planned for at the beginning of each term in order to reflect religious festivals, local events, seasons, and calendar activities

Meeting Children’ Individual Needs

We aim to give each child an appropriate level of support and challenge in the classroom. Our strategies include the use of clear learning objectives linked to children’s needs, small group teaching and 1:1 support. Our rich and diverse curriculum is also significant because it ensures all children find suitable outlets for their interests and strengths, enabling children to reach their full potential.

Children with Disabilities and Special Needs

We endeavour to identify and meet the Special Educational Needs and /or disabilities of all children. With regard to the Code of Practice for S.E.N. the school has a staged approach to the identification, assessment and provision of Special Needs teaching and support.

Parents are involved fully in the process and external agencies such as the Educational Psychologist, Specialist Advisory Teachers, School Nurse and Speech Therapist are contacted for support when appropriate.

High Achievers

It would not be doing any gifted or talented child justice to simply allow them to achieve the expected level for their year. To this end, children who are working above the national expectation for their ages are given work at an appropriate level to ensure they continue to move ahead and excel.

Children Learning English as an Additional Language

Teachers plan lessons that help children learn English quickly, using visual support and other resources to make sure they understand lessons across the curriculum.