The curriculum

The curriculum

Our curriculum for each year group is arranged in accordance with 1996 Education Act and the Local Education Authority. We adopt a thematic approach to our learning and use the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) to link subjects into topics. There is an emphasis upon creativity throughout the school and children are encouraged to approach activities through their preferred learning styles where appropriate. We believe that the personal and social development of individual children is paramount; throughout the curriculum children are encouraged to assess their own achievements and to identify areas of their work or behaviour which needs improving.

 

National Curriculum Subjects
Core Subjects English, Mathematics, Science, RE and Computing
Foundation subjects History, Geography, Art, Music, Physical Education, Design Technology, Modern Foreign Language, PSHCE
 

 

A revised National Curriculum was introduced in September 2014.

 

The school has prepared for this significant change and has revised its school-based schemes of work in the light of this.  A new curriculum map outlining what themes are to be taught in each year group is published under the section curriculum overview’.

 

We aim to teach our curriculum in an engaging, interesting and stimulating way.  There is an emphasis upon creativity throughout the school and children are encouraged to approach activities through their preferred learning styles where appropriate.

 

We believe that the personal and social development of individual children is paramount; throughout the curriculum children are encouraged to assess their own achievements and to identify areas of their work or behaviour which needs improving.

 

  • EYFS and Year 1 follow the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme and resources from the TES website.  Teachers use a carefully chosen variety of reading materials that are linked to phonics phases.  Pupils then progress to using banded reading books.

  • For EYFS and Year 1 the maths curriculum is taught from the Mathematics Mastery Programme.  Staff in all other year groups teach in a mastery style using White Rose planning as a guide.  In all year groups a 'Maths Meet' session is included in the afternoon timetable revisiting concepts such as time, shape and numbe

  • We take inspiration from the Switched on to ICT scheme, which compliments our ICT teaching.

  • EYFS supplement their classroom learning with Forest school activities.

  • Years 3, 4 and 6 take part in weekly swimming sessions and other year groups have access to external sports coaches as part of their PE provision.

  • A specialist music teacher leads sessions in all year groups.  Pupils have the opportunity to learn to play the recorder, violin and join the school choir.  

 

Beyond the school

  • We develop links with other local schools, enabling us to access their resources through subjects such as: Art, MFL and PE activities.

  • All classes have a termly class trip.  We also use the local area to support our curriculum learning

  • Pupils in Year 4, 5 and 6 are offered the opportunity to participate in residential visits.

  • Barrington provides extra-curricular activities including: Choir, Art club, Football, Netball and Musical Theatre.  An up to date list of clubs is available from the school office.

  • We encourage visitors into our school to share their knowledge and experience with our pupils.