Reception year consists of Prime Early Learning Goals in which there are 3 areas; Communication and language development, Physical development and Personal, social and emotional development. There are specific learning goals around Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the world and Expressive arts and design. Full details can be found EYFS Profile Handbook 2015.
The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
The national curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the national curriculum specifications. The national curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.
The school uses the following resources to support planning:
Phonics – Jolly Phonics, English – Rising Stars Progression Frameworks, Maths – Rising Stars Progression Framework, Science – Switched on Science, Art &Design – Drawing a Class Act, Computing – Switched on Computing, Languages – Luc et Sophie, Geography – Voyagers, D&T – Switched on D&T, Music – Music Express, SRE – Chris Winters, P.E.- Champions, R.E – Discovery R.E., PSHCE – Dimensions PSHCE.
We expect a high standard of work and aim to get the best out of all our pupils. We expect them to do their best at all times.The core subjects; English, Maths, ICT, RE and Science take up a large percentage of time. Staff plan carefully to ensure progression throughout the school. For overviews of class planning for the current term please refer to the Kynsa, Nessa & Teyr Classwork sections on the website’s toolbar.
British Values Statement
At Pendeen School we follow the New National curriculum, but seek to educate more broadly, beyond its limits wherever possible.
The government and Ofsted require us to include the teaching of British values within our curriculum, all schools are required to teach them. They are:
We ensure the above values are introduced, discussed and are embraced within our school ethos, in our day to day work at Pendeen School. All curriculum areas provide a basis for understanding these concepts and, in particular, our RE, SMSC and PHSE lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace these concepts and demonstrate a good understanding of application within their own lives.
We make sure children have exposure beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown, through for example, sporting events, educational visits, working with people in the community, and visiting speakers.