At Pinfold, we strive to ensure our curriculum is interesting and relevant for our children. Our curriculum has been updated for the new curriculum and most subjects are taught through a thematic approach. Trips and visitors in school are used to enhance the class topics and to stimulate learning.
In the Early Years, our teaching is defined by the Early Learning Goals based upon the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Guidance Development Matters criteria. This forms a firm foundation to the National Curriculum and prepares children for school, not only educationally, but also physically, socially and emotionally.
In Key Stage 1 and 2 the National Curriculum requires that we teach the core subjects of English, Maths, Science and computing, as well as the foundation subjects of Art, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Music and PE. We are also required to teach Religious Education and deliver daily Collective Worship, which is broadly Christian in character.
Modern foreign language is a statutory part of the curriculum. We are pleased to offer the children lessons in Spanish
PSHE and Forest School are also an integral part of our school curriculum and is embedded across school to offer the children a broader range of activities and experiences.
Our curriculum is R.E.A.L.L
R - At Pinfold Primary school we believe in order for the children to succeed they need to practise and perfect these 5R’s which are key learning skills; we want our children to be Resilient, Respectful, Resourceful, Responsible and Reflective.
E – Our expectations are high for each and every child. We provide appropriate challenge for every child which is achievable and differentiated to match need. We work closely with parents and carers to model our expectations and to ensure that these are echoed at home; parental engagement is vital in order for this to be effective.
A – We promote and encourage high aspirations. Our staff are role models for the children promoting the ‘can do’ attitude. We celebrate and share the children’s successes. Our children and staff support one another, they demonstrate respect towards each other and relationships are strong.
L – Our curriculum is language rich. Our children are immersed in language and are introduced to new, exciting and purposeful vocabulary throughout every area of the curriculum. We encourage a print rich environment and our children take part in lessons that involve the explicit teaching of vocabulary.
L – Our children are introduced to a wide range of life experiences through our exciting and meaningful lessons supplemented with many high quality trips and visitors.
Click on the links below to see the long term curriculum planning for each year group.
If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach here at Pinfold Primary School, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.