Teaching and learning is at the heart of school life. It is the means by which we offer, and put into practice, a curriculum which is broad and balanced, meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum, Religious Education and Collective Worship.
Due to the pandemic, we have updated our two-year curriculum maps to ensure any gaps in children's knowledge is quickly filled and that the topics are current and, most importantly, engaging! All topics follow the 2014 National Curriculum.
English; Mathematics; Science; and Computing.
Religious Education; History; Geography; Art; Music; Design and Technology; Physical Education; and Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education.
We have introduced an integrated curriculum with six exciting starting points in each class spread over a two year rolling programme. As each class has two year groups this ensures continuity and progression.
We are the only school in the area that has a dedicated teacher who delivers weekly 1 hour Forest School sessions to all pupils. The forest school concept originated in Scandinavia and enables children to develop their confidence, self-esteem, independence & social skills during child led and curriculum linked activities in our own (on site) woodland setting.
At Cadmore End we use a variety of schemes to teach our children. Personalised learning is very important to us. However, to ensure that there is progression through the basic skills and consistency of mathematical teaching strategies used throughout our school, we follow Busy Ants calculation policy. Please refer to this when supporting your child with Maths at home.
All our lessons follow the National Curriculum objectives but the subject matter is cross curricular and linked to the children's interests and needs.
This term, Class 4's novel was Journey to Jo'burg and class 3's was Stig of the Dump. The children love the cross curricular opportunities that these books provided.