Our Curriculum

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This section of our website is focused on our Curriculum and provides an overview of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework and the Curriculum offer for children in Years 1 to 6. There are also sections on Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Development and how we promote British Values.

In line with statutory requirements, the new Curriculum was launched in September 2014, coinciding with the introduction of the new National Curriculum in England.

If you have any questions about our curriculum or wish to find out more, please contact the school.

Learning Zone Curriculum Plans 2023-2024

Spring Term 2024

Autumn Term 2023

Learning Zone Curriculum Plans 2022-2023

Summer Term 2023

Spring Term 2023

Autumn Term 2022

Learning Zone Curriculum Plans 2021-2022

Please visit the Learning Zone section to find out what we learned last academic year.

Curriculum Areas

Visit each of our Curriculum Areas to find out more about what our pupils are learning across the curriculum in:

Phonics and Early Reading Schemes

We use the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised scheme in EYSF and KS1. Please visit the Phonics and Early Reading section for further information.

Our Curriculum

The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.

Early Years Curriculum:
All aspects of children’s growth and development are woven together but can be separated into 7 different areas of learning. These areas are consistent with the Early Learning Goals within the Early Years Foundation Stage for 0-5 year olds. The 7 areas are split into 3 Prime Areas (these are the areas the children should mostly develop first) and 4 Specific Areas (these will develop as the child grows).

The Prime Areas:

1. Communication and Language
2. Physical Development
3. Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The Specific Areas:

4. Literacy
5. Mathematics
6. Understanding the World
7. Expressive Art and Design

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. We make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. The Early Years Curriculum is designed to be really flexible so that we can follow your child’s unique needs and interests and activities are often child initiated.

Reception Benchmarking

At the current time we benchmark our Reception children when they have been with us for 6 weeks using the Durham LA Early Years Goals Profile, however, from September 2016 we will be using the Early Excellence system of assessment as recommended by Durham LA.

National Curriculum (Year 1 – Year 6)

Our Curriculum not only includes the requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of additional opportunities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children. This includes a variety of Educational Visits out of school and a wide range of visitors and events in school.

What does our Curriculum look like?

Stanhope Barrington Church of England Primary School is committed to providing an education which includes and stimulates every child, regardless of ability. We have pupils with a wide range of abilities and different needs and we endeavour to include them in all activities, providing them with the opportunity to fulfil their potential. We recognise that some pupils will need extra support and adaptations to access the school curriculum and to participate in school activities.

Our Aims:

  • To ensure all pupils have access to the school curriculum and all school activities.
  • Help all pupils achieve to the best of their abilities, despite any difficulty or disability they may have.
  • Ensure that teaching staff are aware of and sensitive to the needs of all pupils, teaching pupils in a way that is more appropriate to their needs.
  • Pupils to gain in confidence and improve their self-esteem.
  • To work in partnership with parents, pupils and relevant external agencies in order to provide for children’s special educational needs and disabilities.
  • To identify at the earliest opportunity, all children that need special consideration to support their needs (whether these are educational, social, physical or emotional).
  • To make suitable provision for children with SEND to fully develop their abilities, interests and aptitudes and gain maximum access to the curriculum.
  • Ensure that all children with SEND are fully included in all activities of the school in order to promote the highest levels of achievement.
  • To promote self worth and enthusiasm by encouraging independence at all age and ability levels.
  • To give every child the entitlement to a sense of achievement.
  • To encourage tolerance and understanding of all children.
  • To regularly review the policy and practise in order to achieve best practise.

All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities. Our SEND philosophy places SEND children at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupils needs.

Support Provision:

At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented to successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum. We provide a wide range of support strategies which are tailored to meet the needs of the individual child these may include:

  • A range of teaching and learning styles
  • Differentiated learning materials
  • Access to ICT and Technology
  • Additional in-class support
  • Additional out of class support
  • Many enrichment and enjoyment opportunities to stimulate and motivate learning
  • Flexible groupings including small group work or peer support
  • An innovative and supportive curriculum
  • The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions
  • A broad range of extra-curricular activities
  • Assessment procedures that emphasis children’s strengths and achievements
  • Celebration of achievements in all areas of the curriculum
  • Application during national testing at KS2 to obtain access arrangements as appropriate

If you would like to discuss your SEN requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.

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