The curriculum at Sparrow Farm Infant and Nursery School is designed to ensure that our children reach their potential and are prepared as lifelong learners. We are committed to creating an environment which is ambitious for all and aim to nurture and develop children as individuals. There is a particular focus on reading, writing and mathematics with opportunities for children to apply these skills across the curriculum. We ensure there is sufficient depth and coverage in knowledge in every subject. We offer a richly creative, broad and balanced curriculum which equips children with the knowledge, skills and values they need to prepare them for the next stage in their education and beyond. Our curriculum maps offer a thematic approach to enable children to make connections in their learning and ‘learn more, remember more’. Learning is enriched by real experiences, purposeful play in a meaningful context. We believe that this model increases learners’ motivation, enthusiasm and engagement in their learning.
Children in our Early Years follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum through a play based approach to learning. The curriculum includes the following seven areas of learning:
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- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Click here to find out more about the EYFS Curriculum
We follow the National Curriculum (2014) in Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2). The subjects are:
- Design and Technology
- Religious Education
- Physical Education
- Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
Teachers are given the autonomy to plan topics which are of interest to the children. These topics are then carefully thought through to cover a wide range of subject areas. Our topic choices aim to encompass all areas of learning and provide many opportunities to develop our children’s English and Maths skills. English and Maths are taught every day both across various subjects and in discrete lessons.
Click here to find out more about the National Curriculum