Curriculum

Our Curriculum

Philosophy 4 Children (P4C) Children in Yorke Mead have the opportunity to engage in P4C sessions. These  sessions encourage the children to think about things using the 4 c’s – creative, collaborative, caring and critical thinking. Using P4C children explore those philosophical questions where there is no one clear answer. Children learn the value of …

Early Years

Children in Early Years follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework as the basis for their curriculum. Children in Key Stage One and Two follow the National Curriculum. There are four guiding principles that shape the practice in our Early Years. These are: every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning …

Key Stage 1

Children in Years One and Two are in Key Stage One. In these years learning is very practical in nature as they children learn the skills necessary to be able to tackle more written or recorded work. We follow the National Curriculum at Yorke Mead, through a creative curriculum approach. This involves exploring and linking …

Key Stage 2

Children enter Key Stage Two at Year 3 and remain there until Year 6. Learning is more formal now and children engage in more recorded and written work, although new learning still build from a practical approach. Learning will still be approached actively using a creative curriculum approach and through topics, though there will be …

Core Subjects

English Spoken Language We believe that it is important for all children to express themselves clearly and confidently in speech and that this has a strong impact on their learning across the curriculum. In the early Years we emphasise role-play, the learning of nursery rhymes and retelling of stories. We continue with role-play areas in …

Foundation Subjects

Computing The school uses the Hertfordshire Computing Scheme as a basis for the computing work. Computing skills are taught as discrete skills but are practised  in conjunction with other areas of the curriculum, for example by word processing prayers, producing PowerPoint presentations about recycling, creating excel spreadsheets for calculating area and perimeter, creating databases using …

Non Statutory Subjects

Personal, Social Health Education The PHSE and Citizenship programme is an integral part of school life, helping the children to gain the knowledge, skills and understanding which they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. Our work has been acknowledged by the Healthy Schools programme. We use the SEAL programme to support our PSHE …