The Curriculum at North Clifton Primary School
At North Clifton Primary School, we have developed a broad and balanced curriculum which complies with the new National Curriculum and the Statutory Framework for the Early Years’ Foundation Stage. Through carefully thought out rolling programmes that meet the needs of our mixed age classes, the children enjoy a stimulating curriculum that engages their interests, develops their existing skills and introduces them to a wealth of new knowledge.
In our Reception class (Wrens), we ensure that we cover, in detail, the seven areas of learning and development. These areas are as follows:
Communication and language
Personal, social and emotional development
Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design
All these areas are delivered through planned, purposeful play, which is balanced between adult-led and child-initiated activities. The EYFS curriculum is very practical and ensures that the children’s needs and interests are met. The children in the Wrens work towards the Early Learning Goals (ELG) in readiness for the National Curriculum that follows.
In the KS1/Robins (Y1-2) and KS2/Owls (Y3-6), we have developed a curriculum that ensures that all subject areas are covered in detail. We also ensure that the children’s literacy and numeracy skills are developed across other subject areas through cross-curricular learning. Such learning also provides each child with the opportunities to show they have mastered the skills taught.
As a school we also look for opportunities to enhance the curriculum with school visits, trips and shared work with local schools. We have also developed a multi-cultural link with a school in Nottingham which further enriches our curriculum. Visitors and professionals are also invited into school to work with the children and provide different experiences for their learning.
To see an overview of our rolling programmes for each class, please click on the relevant tab below.