Curriculum by Year and Term

Curriculum – Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception)

Teaching in Nursery builds on the learning experiences children have already achieved at home. This develops through to Reception year. Most of the learning children do is through structured play, which is appropriate to the needs of very young children.

Teachers follow the Foundation Stage curriculum, which sets out learning in six areas. We encourage children to learn through exploration and play. All children in the Early Years Foundation Stage enjoy Forest Fridays in our on-site forest school

Curriculum – Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 (Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6)

Children are taught a range of skills, understanding and knowledge that give them the basic skills to achieve their maximum potential during their education and throughout their lives. Outdoor learning (in our very own forest school) is highly valued at Fell Dyke.

The curriculum is varied and outstanding. We aim to develop cooperation and tolerance alongside academic skills and a will to succeed and excel. We encourage children to be independent learners who, as they grown older, take responsibility for their actions.
Learning is continually assessed and teaching adjusted to meet the abilities and interests of our children. A range of teaching styles and approaches are used to actively engage and enthuse all children in their learning. Where possible, outside learning is incorporated into the curriculum and the local environment and community members are fully utilised to make learning relevant and fun.

Children are taught:
The core subjects – English, Mathematics and Science.
The foundation subjects – Design Technology, History, Geography, Music, Art and Design, Computing and Physical Education
Children are also taught Religious Education and Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship

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