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Goffs Oak Primary and Nursery School

Believe, Achieve, Care

Curriculum

THE CURRICULUM

AIMS


At Goffs Oak Primary and Nursery School we aim to provide a stimulating and secure environment where:

  • all individuals are valued
  • individual needs are met
  • everyone achieves their full potential
  • Both independent and co-operative learning is encouraged
  • effort and achievement are recognised and celebrated
  • similarities and differences are recognised and tolerated
  • moral and spiritual issues are explored
  • learning is enjoyable and challenging

We aim to provide a well-resourced, broad, balanced curriculum, relevant to the needs of each child so that children can learn:
  • to make mistakes, in an atmosphere of trust, and learn from them
  • to learn how to make informed choices
  • to plan and evaluate their own work
  • to respect and care for themselves, for others and for the environment and can become:
  • literate and numerate, effective speakers and listeners
  • independent learners
  • creative, observant and questioning
  • caring and responsible members of the school community
  • physically active and able to develop a healthy lifestyle
  • prepared for future life in a technological world.


The curriculum will be presented through a range of teaching and learning styles.  These are clearly stated in our Teaching & Learning Policy.  The work will be adapted for pupils’ particular needs and abilities (differentiation). The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum for all children regardless of ability or disability.

 

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES  
Please click on the above link below to be take to or school's Special Educational Needs section of the website.

HOMEWORK
All children will be given work to do at home in line with the school’s homework policy.

HOME READING
All children are expected to participate in our ‘Home Reading Scheme’.  This does not take the place of your child being taught to read in school but is an opportunity to share schoolbooks at home on a regular basis.  It is hoped that the experience will be a pleasurable one for you both.  The replacement of lost or damaged books or bags will be at a cost of at least £3.50.

SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS EDUCATION
The school has a policy for the teaching of sex and relationships education, which is taught within the context of growing and human development.  Parents may withdraw their children from these lessons in accordance with the school sex and relationships education policy by informing the Headteacher in writing. 

COLLECTIVE WORSHIP/ ASSEMBLIES
There is a short school assembly every day, which is held in accordance with the requirements of Education Reform Act.  Assemblies take a variety of forms and are sometimes organised by the children.  Stories are told from world religions and various religious festivals are discussed. Assemblies have a specific theme each half-term which emphasise core values such as kindness, compassion, truthfulness and respect for our environment and community. Children are excited and engaged with the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award and these values underpin our whole school ethos. We hold a weekly celebration/ merit assembly and a weekly singing assembly.  Parents who do not wish their child to attend the statutory religious part of the assembly or be involved in Religious Education in the classroom should notify the Headteacher in writing.

 

If you wish to know more about our curriculum in more detail, please look at our year group curriculum newsletters.  These are produced termly and sent to parents/carers and can be found on our website under the 'News & Events' tab as 'Class Newsletters'...or following the link below.

English

Our emergent and developing readers in Early Years and KS1 use Collins Big Cat for Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised reading books. 

Our phonics teaching follows the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Scheme. 

Mathematics

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