Curriculum

Our Curriculum

‘At the heart of the educational process lies the child’ (Plowden 1967) ‘The school curriculum is at the heart of education’ (DES 1981). These two key quotes from the history of education can be interpreted as being at odds with each other. Both have important messages for education and in terms of ensuring schools achieve …

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 …

Subjects