Our curriculum caters for the needs of the individuals within the school and meets the formal requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and National Curriculum. It is designed to promote first-hand experiential learning with communication, reading and numeracy at the core. The wide ranging extended schools activities enhance our provision and enrich the children’s experiences.
There are long term plans in place for every year group and subject, based upon key skills that are built upon year after year. These are constantly under review to ensure the best possible provision for your child. The content through which these skills are taught is flexible to ensure we meet the ever-changing needs of our pupils.
The school uses a cross-curricular approach to teaching and learning. This means that skills, knowledge and understanding across a range of subjects are brought together and form a topic. Within the topic, children are able to practise and apply their reading, maths and English skills in other subject areas.
Our ‘Long Term Plans’ show each year group’s overview of topics and curriculum learning.
Our ‘Topic Webs’ show each year group’s half termly areas of learning. They are led by enquiry questions posed by the pupils to determine what they already know about the topic, what they would like to know and what they have learned.
The aims of our school curriculum are:
- to enable all children to learn, and develop their skills, to the best of their ability
- to promote a positive attitude towards learning, so that children enjoy coming to school, and acquire a solid basis for lifelong learning
- to teach children the essential basic skills of English, Mathematics, Science and Computing
- to enable children to be creative and to develop their own thinking
- to teach children about the developing world, including how their environment and society have changed over time
- to help children understand Britain’s cultural heritage
- to appreciate and value the contribution made by all ethnic groups in our multi-cultural society
- to enable children to be positive citizens
- to fulfil all the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Locally Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education
- to teach children to have an awareness of their own spiritual development, and to distinguish right from wrong
- to help children understand the importance of truth and fairness, so that they grow up committed to equal opportunities for all
- to enable children to have respect for themselves and high self-esteem, and to live and work cooperatively with others
The Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development of pupils is embedded throughout all lessons and every aspect of school life. It is whole school development and not something that is simply covered in RE, SEAL or PSHCE.
At Rainbow we promote all the fundamental British values.
The rule of law;
Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith