At Silkstone Primary School our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of our pupils and our local community. We aim to inspire all our pupils with a love for learning and for life. Our curriculum is planned to enable all pupils to build a strong and broad foundation of knowledge and skills to support their transition to secondary school and beyond. We want them to excel academically, be critical thinkers, to question and to care as they develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive in our complex world. As a maintained school we follow the National Curriculum in full. Our curriculum is underpinned by three key drivers
Culture and diversity – an understanding of the world that we live in
Social responsibility – to be active citizens
Health – to be physically and mentally healthy
We are currently engaged in a review of our curriculum. We want to ensure that the structure and sequence of our teaching over time provides effective learning opportunities and that our curriculum drivers are fully embedded. Our aim is for children to acquire knowledge that is underpinned with a depth of understanding that will enable them to make connections to develop their learning so that children know and remember more so that they are able to do more.
As a maintained school we follow the National Curriculum. We follow the Literacy and Numeracy strategies.
We use Floppy Phonics to teach phonics in our Reception and Key Stage One classes. Our reading spine begins with Floppy Phonics in Reception Class with children then moving onto the Oxford Reading Tree scheme. We also use Rigby Star books for Guided reading in school. In Key Stage Two we use a wide variety of texts to develop reading skills and a love of reading.
We use the Power of Reading scheme as a base for our English teaching, which has a strong focus on the use of high quality texts to underpin learning.