The St Aidan’s curriculum has been designed to ensure that children develop and maintain an enthusiasm about learning and to equip them with the skills and knowledge to move confidently through every stage of their education.
Curriculum coverage includes all aspects of the 2014 National Curriculum, but is enriched with further topics relevant to developing young people who are keen and ready to play a part in today’s society. Our curriculum considers the needs of, and can be accessed by, all our children.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum for children in our Nursery and Reception classes comprises 7 areas:
Prime areas of learning
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Specific areas of learning
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
During these two years the majority of teaching is completed through play, where the child learns about subjects and other people during games and practical activities. During the Reception year children are introduced to short sessions of whole class or group teaching for mathematics and for phonics, using the Read, Write, Inc. Programme.
Children in Years 1 to 6 are taught all areas of the National Curriculum:
In addition all children study Religious Education (R.E.) and Personal, Health and Social Education (P.S.H.E.).
Each term the classes have the opportunity to share and celebrate aspects of their learning with the school community including their parents through a class assembly
Educational visits and visitors into school are an important aspect of our curriculum and are used to broaden the children’s enthusiasm for and understanding of the topics we teach.
We are currently reviewing our curriculum. Further details of these developments will be shared in due course. For further information, please contact the school office who will direct your enquiry to the relevant member of staff.