At Himbleton CE First School and Nursery we have an exciting and engaging curriculum which is carefully designed to meet the needs of our children and give them every possible opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our curriculum intent document provides further details, specifically relating to our key drivers.
We have high expecations of all of our children and our identified learning themes meet the requirements of the National Curriculum 2014. We adopt a creative approach which enables our children to progressively develop, practise and apply skills and knowledge sequentially so that learning is embedded across all areas of the curriculum.
The jigsaw images provide an overview of the statutory curriculum content for each year group in Key Stages One and Two; some of this is taught at first school and some at middle school. This is by no means the totality of our curriculum but provides a basis and an overview for your information.
We follow a broad and balanced two-year rolling curriculum programme for each Key Stage at Himbleton to meet the needs of all children in our mixed age classes. We ensure that our Key Stage Two programme fits with that taught at middle school.
A key aim of our curriculum is to enable effective learning by creating linked opportunities across the curriculum, thus providing a meaningful, purposeful context which engages and inspires.
The reading scheme that is primarily used in school is Oxford Reading Tree, although this is supplemented with other carefully selected banded resources to develop early reading skills, ensuring that material supports our phonics teaching and the stage that each child is at.
Our Phonics teaching programme in EYFS and Key Stage One is ‘Letters and Sounds’. Children in these classes take part in Phonics sessions each day to provide them with a strong foundation for reading and writing.