Our curriculum is designed to be creative and imaginative so that all children are excited, challenged and supported. Our children are engaged by learning that stretches them. They enjoy the richness of learning in many different ways: from each other, from adults, outdoors, through play, in groups, through art, music, drama and sport, by being active.
A balance of opportunity is essential: our priority is for our children to be numerate, literate, emotionally aware and IT proficient. It is equally important that our children explore a range of curricular activities, including humanities, physical activities, creative arts, technology, and environmental education and be aware of the world around them.
The curriculum is designed so they see links in their learning and is arranged in themes. Themes are planned in detail to ensure differentiation and progression, with children generating key questions to personalise their learning.
Activities are designed to excite children about their learning and include open-ended tasks that promote extended thinking and allow for different learning styles. Throughout, children are supported in identifying their personal targets and are encouraged to understand their next steps of learning through a programme of structured assessment opportunities.
All themes are enriched and supported by education visits and visitors to school such as theatre groups, authors, musicians, wildlife experts and the fire service. First hand experiences are an essential part of what we offer our children. Our school ethos embraces the education of the whole child. Not only do we strive for quality in teaching, learning and academic achievements, but also for our children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
We ensure our curriculum is accessible for all and enables all our children to take pride in their learning.
Please click on the year group pages below to see the curriculum map for each class.
At Clatford we believe that an understanding of what learning is, and how it happens, develops a lifelong love of learning with the children. With that in mind we have created our learning friends to help the children here talk about how they learn with regards to their learning relationships (sharing); meaning making; learning resillience (perseverance); creativity; curiosity; spirituality and creative thinking. Lancelot the learning Lion loves it when children get better in any of these areas. Early on in the school we also have our phonics frog, who really loves it when children get better with their phonics. They are all part of the family here at Clatford and if you have anything to do with the school, you'll soon get to know them all!