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:
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. Core subjects English, Maths and Science, are also taught discretely to ensure mastery and depth of understanding.
Autumn Term Class Themes 2021-2022
Reading and Phonics:
We currently use the Letters and Sounds document to support the sequence and teaching of reading within EYFS and KS1.
We use a variety of reading schemes within school which include Oxford Reading Tree, Project X and Big Cat.