The Stoke Hill Federation Curriculum
Across the Federation we have seized the opportunity curriculum guidance has given us and have worked collaboratively to create an exciting, active and relevant curriculum for our 21st century learners.
At the Infant and Nursery School our curriculum is characterised by developing a sense of belonging to the community, thinking critically, developing a love and understanding of the natural world and learning from experts.
Carefully negotiated projects characterise learning and experiences across the year groups with visits and visitors enriching and deepening children’s understanding.
Every part of the school is focused on removing barriers to learning in whatever shape they take. With disabled access throughout, experienced staff have up to date knowledge of additional needs experienced by children and provide knowledgeable support for children where English is an additional language.
acquiring knowledge, understanding and respect for the natural world
having rich and meaningful opportunities to become critical thinkers
developing creativity, though 'apprenticeship' learning from skilled others
Teachers in your child's year group write a 'Learning Letter' each term to provide an overview of current learning in mathematics, English and 'project' for your child.
Accompanying this Learning Letter is a 'Knowledge Organiser' which captures some of the main concepts and vocabulary taught as part of their project work (more detail about the curriculum taught can be found in the relevant 'Progression Documents' further down this page).
Early Years Foundation Stage - Nursery and Reception projects regularly focus upon aspects of the curriculum area titled 'Understanding the World'.
Key Stage 1 projects typically focus on learning in Science, Art and Design, History, Geography, etc. and can be a combination of subjects.
Both the Learning Letter and the Knowledge Organiser can also be found below and are sent home as paper copies for handy reference.
acquire knowledge, understanding and respect for the natural world
have rich and meaningful opportunities to become critical thinkers
develop creativity, though 'apprenticeship' learning from skilled others