Curriculum

 

At Roman Way First School we teach a creative curriculum. The teaching and learning for most subject areas are linked to a theme.  The curriculum we provide for the children is exciting, relevant, broad and balanced. Through careful planning and the use of highly motivating resources, we aim to take the children's learning forward in an atmosphere of enjoyment and challenge. In Key Stages 1 and 2 the curriculum covers the nine subjects of the National Curriculum (Maths, English, Science, Design and Technology, Computing, History, Geography, Art, Music and Physical Education). P.S.H.E. (Personal, Social Health and Emotional Education) and Religious Education are also taught in addition to the above subjects.

In the Foundation Stage (nursery and reception) we base our curriculum on The EYFS Statutory Framework and Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (DFES). We cover all seven areas of learning (Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding World and Expressive Arts and Design). We provide a balance of learning through play, group work and focused taught activities with a teacher.

The Foundation Stage is essentially child-centred allowing children to develop at their own pace. The adults work to provide appropriate experiences which support the child’s learning across the curriculum.