Curriculum

 

Our curriculum subjects and areas

Take a look at our subject pages for a detailed overview of each curriculum area.

Art   /   Computing   /   Design Technology   /   English   /   Early Years Foundation Stage   /   Geography   /   History   /   Maths   /   Modern Foreign Languages   /   Music   /   Personal Social Health and Economic Education   /   Phonics   /   Physical Education   /   Pupil Voice   /   Religious Studies   /   Science

 

What your child is learning

Visit our Class Pages to see what your children have been learning in class.

 

What we teach in the Nursery and Reception

In our school,  children aged 2-5 follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, which is carefully planned to help the children progress towards achieving the knowledge and skills needed for compulsory education at the age of 5. We provide a safe, happy and stimulating environment in which structured play, exploration and individual choice are at the centre of the children's education. Outdoor play is also an important part of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and is planned in daily.

Michael Rosen at Earlsmead

Michael Rosen at Earlsmead

What we teach in Years 1-6

We have a broad, balanced and creative curriculum which engages and motivates pupils of all abilities. We encourage children to learn enthusiastically through using a range of teaching and learning strategies and through exciting projects, such as keeping hens and hatching eggs, helping the polar bears, imagining the story of Noah and the Flood and helping the dragons who hatched in the school!

From September 2014, Earlsmead is implementing the Government’s new National Curriculum. The new curriculum enables pupils to develop independent, co-operative and decision making skills that help them to learn and play a full part in the life of modern Britain. Reading, writing and maths are used to support learning across the curriculum.

In our school, children, parents, carers and staff come from all over the world. We teach children to respect the cultures and religions of others and we involve everyone in a variety of cultural and religious festivals and national events, sharing together celebrations which are important to each other and garnering an appreciation of modern Britain.

Technology is used from the Nursery to Year 6 to support children’s learning; we have laptops and iPads on trolleys throughout the school and the school itself has wireless internet access.

At the beginning of each term, we share with parents and carers the topics that the children will be learning in that term.