At All Saints we follow the New National Curriculum which is a blueprint used across the country to ensure that teaching coverage and standards are consistent across schools. The National Curriculum sets out the most important knowledge and skills that every child has a right to learn. We are however free to plan how the National Curriculum fits with the children's particular strengths and introduce other activities that extend the learning experience for our pupils.
As part of the National Curriculum the children are taught compulsory subjects such as: English, Maths, Science, Design Technology, Computing, History, Geography, Art, Music and Physical education. All schools also teach Religious Education and for us as a church school this subject is central in supporting and developing our ethos. Parents do however; have the right to withdraw children for all or part of the religious education curriculum. In addition, schools are advised to teach personal, social and health education (PSHE) and citizenship. We also teach French throughout the school.
Our termly planning involves a 'Learning Journey' approach to the curriculum, where subjects may be covered in combination at times in order to maximize opportunities for the children to make connections in their learning. Some 'Learning journeys' may be more strongly History focussed e.g. 'The Romans' whereas others may have a Geography or Science base, such as 'Earth and Beyond' for example. Whatever the initial focus, the core subjects will continue to be taught in line with the National Curriculum 2014.