The Curriculum

Parents Guide to the New 2014 Curriculum

 

Parents Guide to SATS 2016

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.

 

Aims
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

 

Long Term Plans

Approach to Reading and Phonics

Grammar Progression Document

English

Maths

Science

Computing

Geography

History

Art and Design

Design and Technology

Music

RE

 

SMSC

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.

Spiritual

festivals

 

nativity

 

visitors

 

 

links with local community

 

 

 

Naat and Nasheed

 

title

curiosity

 

awe and wonder

 

reflect

 

 

Moral new

moral

 

childline

 

 Diversitystone

 

STONEWALL

 Social

 

 

ref 1

 

Ref 2

 

ref 3

 

 

Teamwork 1

 

teamwork 2

 

team building

 

 

debate team

 

queens birthday

birthday

 

 

residen

 

making beds

res 1

 

archery

 

resi 3

 

enterprise

 

christmas

fayre

 

food bank

 

eco

 

Cultural

 Culture days

 

British

 

 

 

Pakistan

 

 

 

Poland

remem

 

author

kate

 

John

 

poet

poem

poem 1

sci

 

 

fairies

 

brass

 

rhyme

 

Big sing

sing 1

 

music

 

 

music ser

 

badminton

bad

 

basketball

cricket 1

 

cricket 2

 

 

cross country

 

football 1 football table tennis tennis

 

 

British Values

At Rainbow we promote all the fundamental British values.

  • Democracy

  • The rule of law;

  • Individual liberty;

  • Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

    British values