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Curriculum Aims

Our curriculum encourages all pupils to understand, be interested in and show respect to others, whilst also developing their own self esteem.

Our curriculum is underpinned by the objectives set out in the National Curriculum. We have adapted and enhanced this through 'pledges' that we embed into our learning.

We know children learn best when they are excited and when learning is placed in a meaningful context. Where links exist between subjects and areas of learning, our lessons are taught using a cross-curricular approach.

We encourage children to take risks in a safe and supportive way.

EYFS Pledges

By the end of EYFS

  • To be self motivated
  • Develop own ideas
  • Be curious, form own opinion and express it
  • Able to converse
  • Hold a pencil correctly
  • Take off and put on coat – zip up
  • Take shoes on and off
  • Change into PE kit, get dressed
  • Be responsible for own belongings
  • Use toilet, flush, wash hands
  • Wipe nose
  • Advertising local events
  • Take turns and share
  • Say sorry
  • Write full name independently
  • Independence
  • Ask questions appropriately
  • Please and thank you
  • Keep school tidy – pick up dropped
  • Speak in sentences
  • Visit a church

Key Stage 1 Pledges

By the end of KS1

  • Social skills:
    • Eye contact
    • Listening
    • Personal space
    • Appropriate behaviour
    • Respect
  • Be able to question
  • Value others opinion
  • Be role models for younger children
  • Use a knife and fork
  • Take responsibility for actions
  • Tie shoe laces
  • Know DOB and address
  • Be responsible for bringing: Book bag, PE Kit, Water
  • Visit to seaside, Library, Art gallery
  • Pronounce words properly
  • Children can swim 10m
  • Ride a bike without stabilisers
  • Know how to cross the road safely
  • Tell the time (5 Min intervals)

Key Stage 2 Pledges

By the end of KS2

  • Travelled on bus and train
  • Cook 3 simple meals
  • Understanding of money and budgeting
  • Recite a poem off by heart
  • Know times tables up to 12 x 12
  • Visit main York attractions
  • Walk in the countryside
  • Walk to town
  • Visit  London
  • Residential
  • Cycle/pedestrian training
  • Be able to do simple sewing – sewing a button on
  • Talk politely to visitors
  • Opportunities to garden
  • Be confident and polite
  • Public speaking
  • Meet homework deadlines
  • Swim 25m and life saving
  • Know at least 5 pieces of classical music
  • Completed a community project
  • First Aid Training
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