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Rodings Primary School

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Curriculum Information

Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum suited to the needs of the individual children. This curriculum is based on the programmes of study incorporated in the National Curriculum core subjects English, Maths and Science and foundation subjects History, Geography, Technology, Music, Art and P.E. together with the agreed syllabus for Religious Education.

Within any age group of children there exists a wide range of ability and it is the responsibility of the class teacher to ensure that children’s work follows school policies and that it matches the needs of individual children. Advice and help is available to teachers with children who are experiencing particular learning difficulties and where necessary, detailed individual programmes are prepared for children. Such programmes are discussed with parents as their support and involvement is an important element in determining their success.

Children with exceptional abilities are also identified and provision made to ensure that their learning programmes meet their particular needs.

Teachers meet on a regular basis to discuss overall policy and to ensure continuity and progression of teaching practice throughout the school. The emphasis throughout the curriculum is working with meaning and understanding. Much of the children’s work is topic based and this provides the framework for developing the basic skills of communication using language, mathematical understanding and all aspects of science, technology, art, history, geography, music and physical education. Religious education and cross curricular themes of safety, health, environmental and community education are also integrated into the topics. Topics are centred on direct experiences in a meaningful manner. Children are encouraged to take pride in the quality and presentation of their work and to become motivated and independent learners able to make decisions.

Teachers ensure that a balance is maintained between the different areas of the curriculum and that these are fully developed within the framework of the topic.

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