Curriculum Rationale For Stoke Prior First School
Stoke Prior First School
Provides a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum
Placing reading at the heart of everything
Enabling all children to achieve highly in all subjects
Preparing children for their future by living our values
Responsibility – Respect – Teamwork - Reflection
The core curriculum consists of English, Mathematics, Science, Computing and R.E. with the following as foundation subjects: History, Geography, PE, a Modern Foreign Language (Years 3 & 4), Music, Art, Design Technology. Included also are cross curricular themes incorporated into the curriculum: Environmental Education, Personal, Social and Health Education, Cultural Education and Citizenship.
Our curriculum has been refined to equip our children to be more effective learners in the 21st century. This curriculum is ‘skills’ based and allows children to gain vital life skills which are needed in an ever-changing world and social climate. We therefore amalgamate certain subjects each term and teach them as a ‘topic’ area. All the subjects are still being taught to all children, but by doing this ‘topic’ learning it allows the children to link their learning and see where subjects inter-relate. Much of the topic learning is also ‘child-driven’, where we ask the children to be part of the planning process. This in turn motivates and enthuses the children further as they are engaged in the learning process from the outset.
Termly, we send home a Curriculum Map so that you can see which key skills and content are being taught in your child’s topic area, along with the content and skills being taught in fixed subjects (English, Maths, Science,RE, Music, PE, PSHE). At Stoke Prior we strive to provide the best education possible for our children and we feel that this approach of ‘skills’ based learning is essential to successfully equip our children for a bright future.
The children are taught in year groups:
Reception Class - 4-5 year olds
Class 1 - 5-6 year olds (Year 1) Class 2 - 6-7 year olds (Year 2)
Class 3 - 7-8 year olds (Year 3) Class 4 - 8-9 year olds (Year 4)
More information can be found on all the subjects taught in school by clicking on each subject button on the previous page.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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