Our vision statement says 'Learning is a way of life.' We therefore place great emphasis on children developing the skills and qualities of independent learners, such as enquiring minds, creativity, analytical skills, perseverance, teamwork, resourcefulness and commitment.
Whilst a great deal of work goes into providing a safe and stimulating environment for children to learn in, we also strive hard to provide the right blend of support and challenge appropriate to the needs of each child. Our children do not learn in isolation, but together, in partnership both with their peers and with children of different ages.
We place a high priority on giving children a firm grounding in the basics, but our curriculum extends well beyond the 'traditional' subjects. We have an extensive enrichment programme, which adds to children's enjoyment of learning.
Our EYFS curriculum is based on the Early Years Foundations Stage Profile. Progession is mapped out to ensure that the chidlren are provided with the knowledge and understanding they need as they begin Year 1.
You can find out more about the Early Years curriculum here.
The Midsomer Norton Curriculum for Years 1 to 6 is based on the National Curriculum 2014 and shaped by our curriculum drivers: Culture and Community.
Our curriculum intent statement provides detail about how our curriculum is structured.
In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 the curriculum is arranged in a two year cycle.
The curriculum overview for each phase can be found below:
|Early Years: Long Term Curriculum Plan (annual)|
|Key Stage 1 (Y1/2) Year A||Key Stage 1 (Y1/2) Year B|
|Lower Key Stage 2 (Y3/4) Year A||Lower Key Stage 2 (Y3/4) Year B|
|Upper Key Stage 2 (Y5/6) Year A||Upper Key Stage 2 (Y5/6) Year B|
Each phase posts an update each week (see link above) to keep parents and carers informed of what their child is learning in school.
Teachers use curriculum progression documents as they plan sequences of lessons to ensure that skills and knowledge are built upon and reinforced as children move up through the school:
|Subject Curriculum Statement||EYFS Progession Document||KS1 & 2 Progression Document||Subject Page|
|Reading||EYFS English, Reading and Spoken Language in EYFS||Reading||Find out more here|
|Writing||EYFS English, Reading and Spoken Language in EYFS||Writing||Find out more here|
|Maths||Maths in EYFS||Maths||Find out more here|
|Art and Design||Art and Design in EYFS||Art and Design||Find out more here|
|Computing||Computing in EYFS||Computing||Find out more here|
|Design and Technology||Art and Design in EYFS||Design and Technology||Find out more here|
|French||N/A||French||Find out more here|
|Geography||Geography in EYFS||Geography||Find out more here|
|History||History in EYFS||History||Find out more here|
|Music||Music in EYFS||Music||Find out more here|
|PE||Physical Development in EYFS||Find out more here|
|Personal Social Health Economic education||Personal Social Health Economic education in EYFS||PSHE||Find out more here|
|Religious Education||Religious Education in EYFS||RE||Find out more here|
|Science||Science in EYFS||Find out more here|