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KS1 & KS2 Curriculum
At Edith Neville School, we aim to teach a balanced and broadly based curriculum, which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils. We believe that this will support and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences that life brings.
The National Curriculum is taught at our school and provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement. It is one part of the broader school curriculum delivered.
The Core Subjects of the Curriculum are English, Maths and Science. Alongside these subjects taught are Computing, Art, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Languages (French), Music and PE. We also make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) and have been awarded ‘Centre of Excellence in Personal Finance Education’ for our work in this field. We use the Letters and Sounds DfE Guidance to teach phonics in Key Stage 1.
We fully take advantage of our location in the heart of Central London to enrich our pupils’ learning. Trips are taken regularly to institutions such as The British Library, The British Museum, Science and other Museums, as well as the many theatres, parks and art galleries such as the Tate and National Gallery.
We invite many visitors from different fields of work to run workshops for our children such as artists, writers, musicians, dancers, actors, sports people, computing specialists, architects, opera companies and scientists, including a Nobel Prize winner, We believe that providing our children with a variety of experiences outside of the classroom will bring the curriculum to life for them.
The school’s rich and varied curriculum was praised by the January 2014 Ofsted Report which stated:
"The promotion of spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills is strong and with good opportunities to develop pupils’ awareness of diversity and their appreciation of music, art and sport."
In the classroom pupils are given the opportunity to work both individually and to cooperate as part of a team. They are encouraged to be independent and motivated in their learning and attempt to solve problems without an over dependence on the teacher. We hope that when our pupils leave the school in Year 6 they have developed a passion for learning and are able to tackle new challenges imaginatively and with resilience.
By developing our own curriculum frame through broad and interesting themes, we aim to teach in a creative and cross curricular way that allows the children to experience a range of relevant learning experiences that challenge, stimulate and promote independent thinking and learning.
The curriculum meets statutory requirements. For further information regarding how the curriculum is delivered in each year group, please click on the links below to access the Curriculum Maps.
If you would like to know more about the National Curriculum please click here which will direct you straight to the Government's Primary National Curriculum website
Click the following links for an overview of the curriculum for each year group:
Year 1 English and foundation subjects overview