At Kingswood we believe that it is important to make the curriculum as stimulating and interesting as possible. This year we have moved to a more thematic curriculum. We ensure that the current National Curriculum is covered, but we also carefully consider the skills that we are intending the children to develop as well as the content. We want our children to become active and avid learners, with the skills to succeed in whichever educational direction they choose, throughout their lives.
We place great value on actual experiences. Wherever possible we incorporate visits to act as a catalyst to learning. We also try to identify visitors to come into school and enrich the children’s work. The Kingswood School Association supports this work by providing funds to subsidise the costs of visits and visitors, so that we are able to be creative and adventurous. We ask all parents to support the KSA in whatever way you can, so that we are able to continue to enjoy this fantastic support.
We also recognise the contribution that parents can make in supporting the children’s learning. We are compiling a ‘skills list’ so that we are better able to recognise the potential contributions from Parents, Grand-parents and neighbours!. If you have a particular skill or interesting job, please do let us know so that we know when to ask you for help!
The national Curriculum for the primary years is divided into three stages:
Foundation Stage pupils 4 – 5 years old
Key Stage 1 pupils 5 – 7 years old
Key Stage 2 pupils 7 – 11 years old
Through the Head teacher and teaching staff, the school governors are continually reviewing policy documents for each area of the curriculum. These take into account the National Curriculum requirements and the current LA curriculum policy statement.
Further information on the new curriculum can be found on the DfE website by clicking below.