Our Reception class follow the EYFS Curriculum. They begin each term learning about the same topic as KS1 but then branch off following children’s interests. They do however join back in for special events, trips and dress-up days.
In Key Stages 1 and 2, we follow the 2014 National Curriculum for all subjects as well as the Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus for RE and our own enhanced PSHE/SMSC curriculum (driven by Gloucestershire’s ‘PinK Curriculum’). Through our skills based curriculum, the learning in each subject is grouped into topics - each class studies three topics a year, with each academic year learning through their Key Stage’s topic each term. Additionally for Key Stage 2 our chosen Modern Foreign Language is French.
To ensure every aspect of each subject is fully covered we plan our topics in advance on a rolling programme for each Key Stage. We also keep a record of teaching as it occurs so that any changes due to following the children’s interests or current affairs are kept track of and future planning adapted accordingly.
The whole of a Key Stage learn through the same topic at the same time which is why many subjects have objectives that are revisited allowing children to consolidate and extend their skills when they meet them again in a different year group. To ensure challenge and progression we have used Chris Quigley’s Milestones in his “Essentials Curriculum” to plan appropriately for the different year groups. We are now in the process of developing our own unique curriculum to ensure that the children at Haresfield School have a curriculum which is linked to our community, our specific cohort needs and makes the most of our wonderful community and local area.
The Foundation Stage Curriculum click here for details