As parents and carers you play a vital role in the future education of your children. We aim to ensure that you understand what your children will learn in school in terms of knowledge and skills. We offer your children a dynamic curriculum that acknowledges the changing world.
It is essential that children enjoy their learning, make good progress and achieve well. We also want to give them the confidence they need to live a safe, healthy, happy and fulfilling life and to make a positive contribution to society. Our curriculum develops the essential skills for learning and life. We shall teach your children the basic skills of Reading, Writing and Mathematics as well as learning and thinking skills, personal, social and emotional skills. We take a holistic approach to education which considers the needs of the whole child.
In the changing world, we believe that ICT is an essential skill and through our creative curriculum, your children will be prepared to take their place in the complex modern world.
Topic work forms a large part of our curriculum. This supports the children in understanding the real life context of their work in all areas of their life. Throughout their learning journey at Yapton, the children are actively involved in planning their learning and understanding their next steps.
We are very fortunate to have highly trained teaching assistants to support your children in every class on a full time basis. Both teachers and teaching assistants use a wide range of resources and strategies to expand your child’s understanding of the new concepts being taught.
The Foundation Stage is the second phase of the curriculum which the children follow in their pre-school settings. It provides continuity in their development and ensures a seamless transition into school from their pre-school setting. We recognise play as the natural vehicle for children’s learning and the importance of both outdoor and indoor learning environments.
The Foundation Curriculum is developmental, placing equal emphasis on Personal, Social, Emotional Development, Communication, Language and Literacy Development, Mathematical Development, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Physical Development and Creative Development. The Foundation Stage prepares children for learning in Key Stage 1 and is consistent with the National Curriculum.
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 1 starts at the end of the Reception year and continues during Year 1 and Year 2. We follow the same principles of the Foundation Stage i.e. play based learning and whole child development.
Key Stage 2
Year 3 consolidates the work of Key Stage 1 and further develops the children in their first year of the Junior phase. It continues to Year 6. We build on the good foundation already established in order to further challenge the children in their learning as they grow and mature.
The Long Term Plans for this academic year can be found under each year group in the "Classes" section through the orange door.
Sporting Aims and Provision
This is linked to Health and Fitness. The children learn to be aware of their own bodies and understand the need for warming up and stretching. Sport plays a very important role in the life of our school. All children are given the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of competitive and non-competitive sporting activities, both within the curriculum and through extra curricular activities.
As well as enjoying themselves and having fun, pupils are encouraged to develop individual skills, team spirit, leadership, co-operation and a sense of fair play. The netball and football teams do very well in the Inter-School League, playing matches against schools from all around the local area.
During the summer months there are many other events in which the children are encouraged to participate. These include the annual dance festival and sports day. The school has a tradition of excellent maypole dancing.