Here at Newdale, we feel passionate about learning at every level. We aim to create a sense of resilience, independence and resourcefulness in all our pupils. Our children are taught to understand that learning is a lifelong skill; one that makes a difference to their lives now and in the future. Ensuring that our children are active and involved in their learning, enables them to achieve to their highest potential, not only in academic work but also as artists, sportsmen, scientists, writers, decision makers, creative thinkers and responsible citizens for life in modern Britain.
Alongside the traditional lessons here at Newdale, we also guide our pupils to learn the skills of critical thinking, reasoning about problems, creating solutions to problems set in real life, confident speaking to others and working collaboratively. In line with Government recommendations, we deliver lessons in line with the National Curriculum.
Throughout the academic year, we continue to review and improve the curriculum offered to our children here at Newdale.
We strongly believe that all children should be immersed in a broad and balanced curriculum. We are keen to develop children’s interest in the arts: music, art and design, dance and drama. We have specialist music teachers who visit and teach our classes throughout the year and we actively encourage children to take advantage of individual instrumental tuition during the school day. We are also fortunate to have dance specialists and artists who regularly work alongside the children. We enrich the curriculum further by extending opportunities through visiting performers and school trips to a variety of places.
We value the contributions of parents and work in partnership with them to enrich the curriculum. Parents are informed about the curriculum through curriculum letters, our school website, homework, and are positively encouraged to become involved.
Teachers devise and plan the year of learning using curriculum maps which set out objectives from the National Curriculum. Please take a look below at what your child will be learning throughout the year.
What the Children are Learning this Half Term
In our parents’ area, you can visit each year group’s curriculum page. Here, you will find details about the topics and themes that the children will be learning this half term:
A short guide to how we teach each subject can be found by visiting the subjects pages:
To see how we embed Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) values including Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) throughout our curriculum, please see the SMSC page.
Curriculum leader: Mrs Cartwright