All children have access to the full range of National Curriculum subjects which are taught in a creative and interesting manner. Our relevant and exciting curriculum builds upon the children’s prior knowledge and skills and offers a broad range of learning opportunities and experiences.

These are designed to support the acquisition of key skills, knowledge and values.  Running alongside the standard curriculum are other curriculum initiatives which provide additional enrichment opportunities to support the development of new talents and interests.

We cater for special needs and gifted children and ensure all children receive the best opportunities to achieve their full potential.

Policies and Information for Parents and Carers

The school has curriculum policies for:

  • All curriculum subjects
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Assessment, Recording and Reporting
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

These are available on request and some can be downloaded from our website.   However, policies are developed for teachers and staff in school to use to ensure consistency of practise and accountability to our Governing Body.  While they may be interesting, school policies are not designed to be used exclusively by parents and carers.

A link to the new national curriculum, which all maintained schools have to follow from September 2014 can be found here.

Curriculum Documents

This page is currently under review and all curriculum documents are coming soon.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Children in Reception learn through the curriculum for the EYFS.  The seven areas of learning and their key content is set down by the Department for Education. The manner in which it is taught and delivered is up to schools to determine.

An indoor and outdoor classroom means children can learn and explore in a place they feel comfortable with activities they prefer.

At Shocklach, Nursery, Reception and Year 1 pupils spend the majority of their time outside in the fresh air. They are happy, healthy and keen to learn from the environment around them.

Phonics Teaching

We will shortly be moving over to our new Phonics scheme ‘Unlocking letters and sounds’. We are dedicated to ensuring that each and every one of our children learns to read with accuracy and confidence.

Phonics sessions are taught daily in Reception and Key Stage 1. The children start the day with phonics sessions for between 10 and 20 minutes (depending on the child’s age and stage). These sessions are all lively, interactive and fun.

The children read with their Teacher or Teaching Assistant in a group, using the texts that are pitched accurately against the phonics that they are learning.