The Curriculum

 


2014 National Curriculum

Foulds follows the 2014 National Curriculum, to find out more please click here

To view the National Curriculum Framework click here
 
The presentation to parents (Evening of 8th July 2015) about the 2014 National Curriculum and the revised Annual Reports to Parents can be viewed in the Parents' Evening section.

You might also want to read this article.


Foulds Curriculum

Foulds curriculum is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for the reception classes, the 2014 National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and for Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6). 
The long term curriculum maps, on a two year cycle, can be found in the links section at the bottom of this page.

note:
Odd cycle - taught in year beginning Autumn 2015, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2019 etc
Even cycle - taught in year beginning Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018 etc

The core subjects are English, Mathematics and Science. Other subjects – called foundation subjects – are History, Geography, Computing, Design Technology, Art, Music, French (Languages), Religious Education and Physical Education. 

We use the Barnet Agreed Syllabus for R.E.

Within EYFS and Key Stage 1 we use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics and early reading.

Our whole school curriculum plan works on a two-year cycle and teachers work in four planning teams:
  • Reception
  • Years 1 and 2
  • Years 3 and 4
  • Years 5 and 6
This means that children in the same year cover the same work even if they are not in the same class.

As we believe it is very important for children to make connections between areas of their learning, we group elements of the curriculum together under themes, e.g. ‘Chocolate’ or ‘To Infinity and Beyond’. Planning teams focus on a different theme for a period of time depending on children's interests and curriculum coverage needed, sometimes as long as a term, sometimes as short as a few weeks, and the classes in that team do work in all curriculum areas linked to that theme.

We try to develop children as active, resourceful, resilient and flexible learners. People learn by doing and experimenting as well as by listening and watching, and our teaching and learning policy emphasises the importance of a varied and stimulating diet of learning activities. It also stresses the importance of developing children’s creativity, providing opportunities for children to develop the skills required for effective collaborative work.

Here are the curriculum overviews:
Curriculum Policies
Visit our policies section to view our policies, including those for individual subjects

Cornerstones Skills Curriculum


We use the Cornerstones Curriculum to plan and assess skills taught in the Foundation subjects.

You can view and download via the links below. The files you will see are PDF files, so you will need Adobe Reader to view them.
We apologise for the fact that the scanned files appear sideways - when you open the document you can right click to rotate the document so that it becomes easier to read.

note:
Odd cycle - taught in year beginning Autumn 2015, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2019 etc
Even cycle - taught in year beginning Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018 etc


Rights Respecting School

All lessons at Foulds are guided by our agreed key principals. 

As we are a Rights Respecting School. Everyday life and learning is led by the core underpinning values of the following articles from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child:

•           Article 2 Children have these rights, no matter who they are, where they live, what their parents do, what language they speak, what their religion is, whether they are a boy or girl, what their culture is, whether they have a disability, whether they are rich or poor. No child should be treated unfairly on any basis.

•           Article 28 Children have the right to a good quality education. Children should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level they can.

•           Article 29 Children's education should help them use and develop their talents and abilities. It should also help them learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

Each term pupils in each class will be explicitly taught at least three additional articles from the UNCRC during their lessons aiming to support their understanding and appreciation of their rights and the rights of others.

Children will also be taught during lessons and assemblies about the core British Values:

•           democracy

•           the rule of law

•           individual liberty

•           mutual respect

•           tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

The learning objectives and coverage in each year group is linked to current needs and areas of interest and planned for in the half termly Medium Term Plans which are monitored by the Deputy Headteacher.