that all children have an entitlement to a broad curriculum including
the arts, sciences, and personal and social education as well as basic
skills in literacy and numeracy. Our curriculum plans are made to
be inclusive for children who have difficulties in learning; primarily
associated with mild to moderate cognitive difficulties and emotional
and behavioural difficulties.
We aim that, as a minimum, all our children will develop the ability
to read and have survival skills with numbers. For some children,
achievement will go way beyond that. All children are given individual
learning targets every term. These are the basis of the school’s
Individual Education Plans which are shared with parents. Our planning
takes account of children who learn more slowly than their peers,
who will need a curriculum differentiated to allow slower progress,
somewhat less coverage of content and more overlearning of key skills
and concepts. For some children, the development of independence
and self care skills will be especially important.
We communicate in a variety of ways: through spoken language, through
sign supported speech and through the use of symbols. To be able
to communicate or to have the ability to develop that skill is critical.
Through communication we ask children to think about how they and
other people are feeling. We ask them to develop the skill of reflection
and to think about on what they have been doing in school or what
has been happening in the world outside.
In addition to the core
subjects of English, Maths and Science, we provide opportunities
for children to take part in a wide range of learning activities
which are also part of the school curriculum including:
- we aim for children to be able to swim 10 metres by the time they
are 11. All classes swim for at least a term each year.
Language - children learn French from the summer term
of year 4 onwards. The French they learn is put into good practice
during the year 6 residential trip to France.
Technology - all the class rooms are equipped with modern
computers and software which is designed to enable children to become
confident users of ICT.
Sex and Relationship
Education - this is taught in Year 6. See the policy below.
to Curriculum Policy
to Sex and Relationship Education Policy