Our School Curriculum
At Garrick Green Infant School we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum during the Reception year and the National Curriculum in Years 1 and 2. We pride ourselves on a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum and we aim to deliver it in a creative and practical way so that our children develop a love of learning. Although our programme of learning follows the National Curriculum, it is by no means limited by it.
In Key Stage 1 English and Maths are taught daily and in addition to this, we do cross curricular projects each term which incorporate as many subject areas as possible. Companion projects go alongside these projects. Children review and build on previous learning so that they learn more and remember more.
In Reception we follow a planning in the moment approach. For the majority of the day the children are free to follow their own interests through play both in the classrooms and outside. We have a well equipped environment which allows the children to get involved in whatever interests them. We do individualised or small group teaching by joining in their play and moving their learning on. The adults observe the children and when they see anything that they can add to or extend (a teachable moment) they will do the teaching there and then. This can be in the form of communicating, modelling language, showing, explaining, demonstrating, exploring ideas, encouraging, questioning, recalling, providing a narrative for what they are doing, facilitating or setting a challenge. There is a half termly theme and a lot of the content is taught through stories.
Below is our Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact: the roots of the tree represent the strategic aims of The Wensum Trust (more detail about this can be found above). These feed into our school vision which is the solid trunk of the tree and which is at the heart of all that we do. The branches of the tree show how we implement the curriculum and the leaves show the impact of this.
The EYFS and National Curriculum can be viewed by following the links below:
- National Curriculum Framework Document
- Early Years Foundation Stage Framework
- Garrick Green Key Stage One Curriculum 2023-2024
- Garrick Green Key Stage One Long Term English Plan 2023-2024
- Garrick Green Key Stage One Long Term Maths Plan 2023-2024
- Garrick Green EYFS Curriculum 2023-2024
To get a week by week overview of what is happening in each year group, read our class blogs.
For any further information about our school curriculum, please contact the Headteacher via the school office.