At Garrett Hall, the key aim for all our teaching and learning is to provide opportunities for all pupils to learn, to enjoy and to achieve. We encourage the best possible progress and the highest attainment for all our pupils. Our curriculum builds on pupils’ strengths, interests and experiences and develops children’s confidence in their capacity to learn, be reflective and work independently and collaboratively becoming responsible young citizens.
The core of our curriculum is based around the guidance issued by the Department of Education (DfE) in the following two documents:
The Early Years Framework (2014) - Nursery and Reception
The National Curriculum (2014) – Year 1 to Year 6
Whilst the above two documents are statutory we are free to supplement this with any other knowledge and skills that we feel are relevant to our pupils.
Our curriculum is taught through term long ‘Themes’ that are used to tie together the different subject areas, where possible. This approach has many advantages including giving a focus of interest for the children and making it easier for parents to be involved in their children’s learning. All themes include educational visits or visitors to school and often also a special event such as Year 1’s Superhero Day.
The National Curriculum core subjects (English, Maths and Science) are also taught discretely to ensure mastery and depth of understanding.
Click on the links below to see what is on offer for our children. The curriculum maps provide an overview of how the curriculum will be taught over the school year. The class themes provide details of activities the children will partake in.
Class themes for learning
Please click the links below to see what activities and lessons each class will do in each term....
Our previous class themes/topic webs
We follow the Letters and Sounds Scheme in Phonics for Nursery, Reception and Year One. In Year Two children move onto following the Read, Write Inc scheme.