The National Curriculum
This section of our website is focused on our Curriculum and provides an overview of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework and the Curriculum offer for children in Years 1 to 6.
For detailed information about the National Curriculum please click here: The National Curriculum
Our approach to the Curriculum
The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of additional opportunities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children.
At Greenland we aim to excite our children about learning and to give them an appreciation that learning is a life-long process that can make a difference to their lives as children and in the future. We endeavour to provide a broad, balanced, rich and vivid curriculum which promotes a love of learning and high standards especially in reading, writing and mathematics.
We seek to equip children with the necessary knowledge and understanding to prepare them for the future by focusing on the development of thinking skills such as reflection, reasoning, resilience, responsibility and resourcefulness. Our curriculum seeks to be creative and allows children’s individual talents and skills to shine. We present our learning to the children through a series of questions and look to enrich their learning with trips to relevant sites in our local area and beyond and through having visitors come in to school.
Central to our curriculum is an understanding that to be successful children need to learn skills such as; cooperation, friendship, integrity, caring, courage, curiosity, perseverance, flexibility, effort, risk taking problem solving and organisation. We try to ensure that every moment is used and encouraged as a learning opportunity whether it is learning a new aspect of mathematics, learning how to perform in front of others, learning how to resolve a friendship difficulty or learning to contribute to a whole school project.
Phonics and Reading Schemes
For more information about the phonics and reading schemes we following at Greenland please click here: Phonics & Reading Information
Additional Curriculum and Extra-Curricular Activities
In KS2, opportunities exist for a small number of children to learn to play a variety of instruments such as the violin or trumpet. This year Year four children will be learning the ukulele. These are taught by teachers from the Peripatetic Music Service.
The children are encouraged to take part in extra curricular activities. These activities include school choir, football and cycling proficiency. During the year we also try to arrange coaching in other sports such as tennis, dance, cricket and multisports. All these activities are an important part in the life of the school. Whenever possible the children are given the opportunity of taking part in educational visits and practical experiences related to their work. Throughout Key Stage Two children are given the opportunity to take part in a residential visit.
Reading is huge part of your children’s learning. We welcome the support of parents with this and would encourage you to read with them at home on a regular basis.
From Year 1 children are usually given literacy and numeracy homework weekly. This should take up to 15-20 minutes to complete (depending on the age of the child). We may, on occasions, request children to follow up work done in school. This may be to complete a particular task given at school, find something out at home, read more about a particular topic, or have extra practice in perhaps spelling or times tables.
As well as reinforcing classroom learning, this homework is intended to develop the children’s organisational skills in preparation for secondary school.
We fully appreciate that homework can sometimes be stressful for both children and parents. Parental interest in children’s work is greatly appreciated, and the willingness to give time and effort at home is valued highly in school. If you are worried or concerned about homework time in your family, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher who will be more than happy to offer support and advice.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Greenland Community Primary School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEND Information Report.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
For more information about our Curriculum
To find out more about the Curriculum we follow please do not hesitate to contact you child’s class teacher or our Main Office on 01207 232147.
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