At Court Farm, we follow the National Curriculum.
The National Curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said, and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
The national curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.
Reception follow the (EYFS) Early Years Foundation Stage framework covering the seven areas of learning.
At Court Farm, we want our children to be well rounded, and have high expectations of themselves and aspirations for their futures. With this in mind, we have developed a curriculum to facilitate this and make reasonable adjustments, where possible, to support, challenge and adapt to meet the needs of our children and local community.
Our Intent statement explains what we want a Court Farm child to experience whilst in our care.
We have Curriculum overviews for each year group that outlines what will be taught in each year group.
Visit our Year groups to find out what they have been doing this year and any information the class teacher wants to share with you:
Cultural Capital at Court Farm
We provide opportunities for our cultural capital to grow by:
- - knowing our community and how we can broaden their experiences.
- - going that extra mile (not just teach knowledge but investigate, question, debate etc.)
- - developing talk (discussions, broaden vocabulary).
- - providing educational experiences beyond the classroom (workshops, educational visits).
- - implementing quality resources (people/visitors, software such as Widget InPrint, hiring VR headsets to experience learning in different formats).
Reading Across the Curriculum
At Court Farm, we believe reading is pivotal to what we do and that it opens doors to all areas of learning. Historically, humans are a storytelling species and as we naturally try to make causal connections, reading across the curriculum enables our children to retain knowledge and encounter newly learnt vocabulary in different contexts. Where possible, we link our wider-curriculum topics with key texts and make links with English to teach narrative.