Key Stage 1 Topics 2017/18
Key Stage 2 Topics 2017/18
Anglo Saxons & Scots
What the Dickens!
World War II
The curriculum of the Trinity Federation of Church Academies is designed for inclusive teaching and learning and reflects the caring, Christian ethos of our three schools.
Subjects from the National Curriculum are mostly taught through a themed approach. The themes change every half term and every child within the federation learns through the same theme. Teachers differentiate the learning for the children in their classes to ensure it is both relevant and challenging for all.
The school curriculum (which refers to all learning opportunities offered by the federation, including the National Curriculum) has a strong emphasis on learning creatively and using the outdoor environment.
All staff work together to further develop the school curriculum every year in order to provide the best possible learning opportunities for every child.
We aim for our curriculum to be...
Life enhancing (Enabling life long learning)
Nurturing (Challenging, Inclusive, Accessible)
Inspiring (Exciting, Creative, Fun, Engaging)
Relevant (Balanced, responsive, Progressive, Flexible)
As a result, we aim for our children to become...
Confident and resilient
Responsible and considerate
Aspirational and motivated
Inquisitive and enquiring
Our Curriculum Overview
English, mathematics and languages
In KS2 this also includes the programme of Modern Languages in Primary Schools.
Cross curricular learning
We provide opportunities for pupils to use subject specific learning & skills in a variety of different contexts.
Subject specific learning experiences
Pupils have at least two hours each week of high quality PE.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development
All children within our federation learn RE through the Norfolk Agreed Syllabus.
There is daily act of collective worship, which teaches through Christian Values.
Personal, Social, Health and Emotional Development
Ethos of the federation
All pupils and staff have the responsibility to contribute effectively to the life and ethos of the school. Some examples of this may be undertaking School Council work, contributing to the school newspaper, preparing to present an assembly, planning whole school events or taking part in community events.
Early Years Foundation Stage
These are detailed in Development Matters in the Early Years and Foundation Stage.
We recognise that for a variety of reasons, individual children will need special support in school. Where this is felt to be necessary we will discuss the individual need with each parent/carer, drawing up, where necessary, an agreed Learning Plan. We are also able to draw upon a range of expert help from outside the school. Again, this will be discussed with parents/carers to ensure that every child is helped to achieve their own personal best.
The small classes and high level of classroom support enables us to meet the special needs of individual children.
Mr Sean Duffy (Assistant Headteacher at Great Witchingham) acts as the Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) for the Federation. Mrs Vicky Hurst is the Governor for Special Educational Needs.
For further details please visit the Norfolk Parent Partnership website.
Gifted and Talented
We aim to cater for the needs of all children. Staff are asked to identify gifted and talented children within their classes and plan lessons that will provide challenge. We also seek to create additional learning opportunities for children by working with external providers.