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