Principles & Structure

Curriculum Plan 2020-21

This table shows the number of periods per fortnight.

Subject Year 6 Year 7 Year 8
English 20 7 7
Maths 10 7 7
Science 6 6 6
Art 2 2 2
Computing 2 2 2
Food 1 2 2
DT 1 2 2
RE/PSHE * 2 2
French 2 4 4
Geography * 4 4
History * 4 4
Music 2 2 2
PE 4 4 4
Future Focus** n/a 2 2

*Humanities are taught alongside English in Year 6
**Future Focus in Year 7 covers Careers and Financial Education; in Year 8 it covers health and wellbeing

Our Curriculum Vision

Objectives:
We want a curriculum where everyone is challenged and supported to make progress; students will be motivated, confident, safe and happy; students will take part in wide range of activitites and contribute to the community.

Approach:
Collaborative planning
Links with partner first and high schools
Celebrating successes

Pedagogical principle:
Engage: Hooking students in to learning.
Develop: Teaching knowledge and skills to develop understanding
Challenge: Applying learning to new contexts

Key areas:
English
Maths
Science
History
Geography
RE
Art
Food
French
Design Technology
Music
PE
Computing

Enrichment:
PSHE / Citizenship
Future Focus
Trips, visits and outside speakers
Clubs and teams

Rich experiences:
Investigation and exploration
Supportive environment
Excellent facilities

Core values:
Aspiration
Respect
Community
Excellence