Dear parents, carers, children and other interested parties,
At Clavering Primary School we believe we have a curriculum that gets our children off to an excellent start on their educational journey!
Ofsted 2014: Clavering Primary School has 'high expectations of their pupils and wants them to do their best. Pupils respond to these expectations and typically try their hardest to rise to the challenges set for them.' (Ofsted 2014)
This section of the Clavering website is focused on the Clavering Curriculum and provides an overview of the EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE (EYFS) FRAMEWORK and the CLAVERING CURRICULUM FOR CHILDREN IN YEARS 1 TO 6 in the following subject areas:
1. Languages (English and French);
3. Science and Technology (Science, Computing and Design & Technology);
4. The Humanities (RE, History, Geography and PSHEE);
5. The Arts (Music and Art & Design) and PE.
There are also sections on a number of different areas:
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Development;
- British values;
- Preventing extremism.
In line with statutory requirements, the new Clavering Curriculum was launched in September 2014, coinciding with the introduction of the new National Curriculum in England. September 2014 also saw Clavering become a two-form-entry school from Reception to Year 6 for the first time in its history.
At Clavering Primary School we aim to offer a curriculum which is broad and balanced; which promotes spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development; and which prepares our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
Ofsted 2014: 'The curriculum is broad and balanced and caters very well for the individual needs of pupils, particularly in relation to developing their literacy and numeracy skills.'
The Clavering Curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that we plan for our pupils. This, of course, includes the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Locally Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.
It is important that I emphasise that the Clavering Curriculum 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 experience of our children.
Ofsted 2014: 'There are excellent opportunities for pupils to engage in a range of additional activities and clubs and pupils appreciate the opportunities to go on school visits and the residential visits.'
The Clavering Curriculum also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what our children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We aim to teach our children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing the knowledge, understanding and skills required to achieve their true potential.
Ofsted 2014: 'There are many opportunities for pupils to think about and express their feelings and to reflect on their learning and behaviour. This does much to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development which is a real strength of the school.'
I hope you are as excited about the Clavering Curriculum as I am!
Mr N. C. McAvoy
Deputy Headteacher and Curriculum Innovation Leader
To find out more about our Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, please speak to Mrs Corr or one of our EYFS teachers.
To find out more about the Clavering Curriculum from Year 1 to Year 6, please speak to Mr McAvoy or one of the teachers from the relevant year group.