Curriculum Statement


'Working together to be the best we can be.'

Statement of intent:

We have planned our curriculum to extend the children’s knowledge and understanding of the world they live in, to enable them to use their skills confidently and in a range of situations and enrich their lives by exposing them to a variety of first hand experiences and opportunities. We intend to create confident, resilient, independent learners, with a love of learning and with high aspirations for the future. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences.

We look for the awe and wonder in the world around us and celebrate our part in this. Through our Christian or individual beliefs we develop our spirituality and opportunities for reflection.

We intend to develop respectful individuals who value keeping themselves healthy in mind and body and make positive contributions to their community.

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At Farnley Tyas First School the curriculum is planned on a three year cycle.  Years R,1 and 2 follow similar curriculum as do Years 3,4 and 5.  Throughout the three years all elements of the National Curriculum 2014 are covered.

Our curriculum is designed to be engaging and relevant to the children in our school today.  It provides opportunities for independence, collaboration, creativity and exploration.

The long term plan maps out coverage of subjects such as History, Geography and Science which are used to plan topic titles.  Links are made where possible to subjects such as Design Technology, Art, Computing and Music, but these subjects are also planned as standalone lessons where necessary.  French (KS2 only) PE, PSHCE and RE are also taught throughout the year, cross curricular links are made but subject specific schemes of work are followed.

Maths and English permeate throughout the whole curriculum.  Children will be taught at and above year group expectations, with additional support and interventions in place for those children who require it.

In English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills are developed.  There is a high focus on punctuation and grammar but an equally high expectation of creativity and presentation.  The reading scheme we follow is a colour banded scheme devised in school to ensure progression.  Reception children are taught using a synthetic phonics scheme - "Monster Phonics". We also send home Monster Phonics reading books. This builds children's speaking and listening skills to prepare them for reading and writing.

In Maths children are encouraged to enjoy and explore number with a high expectation for knowing and using number facts.  Where possible maths is taught through a 'using and applying' approach using real life problems and mathematical puzzles.

As well as the planned curriculum which has subject coverage there is also the curriculum which promotes social , moral, spiritual and cultural awareness.  This is a real strength of the school and is integrated in every subject in every part of the day.


 Class 1 Curriculum


Class 2 Curriculum