Curriculum vision for Cobbs Brow School
Every child is entitled to excel and experience success. They should have awe and wonder experiences and know how these areas can enhance the quality of their lives developing their overall wellbeing, personal development and aspirations.
Our inspiring curriculum will equip the children with skills knowledge and understanding to be autonomous learners who fulfil their potential, inspiring them to pursue their curiosities, questioning and communicating with the world around them.
At Cobbs Brow School, children will be prepared for life in a technological society making meaningful links in their learning through a clear, purposeful and well defined curriculum which meets the individual needs of the pupils.
To enable our children to meet the challenges of our demanding, rapidly changing diverse society our curriculum is well planned. There is continuity and progression of teaching and learning. This is achieved through the New National Curriculum, cross-curricular links, the creative curriculum and the ethos of the school. The work is stimulating and interesting, as we believe that children learn best when the learning is enjoyable and fun. Children learn at different rates and in different ways. We plan a curriculum appropriate to our children’s needs. There are 3 Key Stages:
Early Years Foundation Stage including Reception and Nursery
Reception children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Play underpins all development and learning for young children and therefore your child will take part in indoor and outdoor play experiences that will help them learn and develop their enquiring mind while they are having fun.
Learning covers the following seven areas,
Children should develop the 3 prime areas. These are:
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.
As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. The curriculum is designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child’s unique needs and interests. Please keep us informed about your child’s interests and what they have been doing.
Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6)
The curriculum consists of the following:
- Three core subjects: Mathematics, English and Science
- Religious Education
- The foundation subjects: Geography, History, Design and Technology, Music, Physical Education, Art and Design, PSHE/citizenship, Modern Languages – Spanish.
As a school we place great emphasis on teaching English and Maths, so that our pupils will have the best opportunities to develop reading, writing and mathematics skills. Children are able to access e-learning opportunities through our ’Active Learn’ site.
School delivers the National Curriculum through a themed approach. Due to classes having two cohorts in each we plan across a two year cycle. For 2017-18 we are following cycle ‘A.’ For further details of the themes please click on the links below. If you would like any further information about our curriculum please contact the school.