This section aims to give you an insight as to how we teach the Early Years and National Curriculum.
At Barkisland the curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the wide range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of the children. It also includes the `hidden curriculum', or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their potential.
The New National Curriculum
From September 2014, there is a new National Curriculum (for Years 1 to 6), which we have begun. If you would like to know more about what this entails, please click on the relevant links below.
However, children who are in Years 2 and 6 during the academic year 2014-2015 will still be taught English, Maths and Science according to the current curriculum, as their statutory end of Key Stage tests reflect the content of the this curriculum.
- Click here to read an overview of the new National Curriculum