At. St Matthew’s we follow the 2014 National Curriculum in Years 1 to 6 and the Early Year’s Framework in Reception. All year group planning is based on meeting the statutory requirements of the curriculum through a topic-based approach that delivers breadth, depth, balance and progression.
The ethos at St. Matthew’s aims to take into account the background of its pupils and promote the self-esteem and mental well-being of our pupils; by building much of the curriculum around the experience and values that the child brings to the classroom. To further their learning, pupils are provided with as much first-hand experience as possible and Essential Learning Experiences (ELEs) to encourage the development of their language skills and an awareness of their local environment and the local community.
Our aim is to ensure our pupils are receiving an education which is relevant to their needs; which meets the legal requirements; which is exciting and motivating and will provide a progression of skills development.
Subject Association Websites:
English - NATE – National Association for the Teaching of English
Drama - NATD – National Association for the Teaching of Drama
Maths - ATM association for maths teachers, NCETM National Centre for excellence in Teaching Maths
Science - ASE - The Association for Science Education
Design and Technology - DATA
Geography - Geographical Association
History - Historical Association
Physical Education - Association for Physical Education
Computing - Computing at School
To find out more about any aspect of our curriculum please contact either your child's class teacher, or our Curriculum Leader, Mrs Shaikh.