Curriculum

Intent

PLEASE CLICK HERE to view our Curriculum Intent, built around our Learning Values, the 7Cs.

This also serves as our Teaching & Learning Policy.  Our Curriculum will:

  • teach children to gain the  knowledge and skills, responsibility and integrity to enjoy fullness of life
  • develop intrinsic motivation to make their own impactful choices at a personal, local and global level.

Following the pandemic, we have spent time working on our ethos documents, to ensure that children are all supported following this challenging time. We ensure that our curriculum subjects all endeavour to use these points to provide the highest quality learning for every child:

  • Developing independence
  • Supporting self-regulation
  • Enhancing direct teaching and repeated practice
  • Actively supporting wellbeing
  • Promoting diversity and identity
  • Researching evidence based practice
  • Facilitating playful learning
  • Empowering responsible earth awareness
  • Sharing child-influenced experiences
  • Motivating through outdoor learning
  • Working together as a Church School community
  • Championing inclusivity

Character Education and Learning Values
We also use our learning values to guide all of our work ; these are:
Confidence
Collaboration
Communication
Commitment
Curiosity
Creativity
Craftsmanship

As Church of England Voluntary Controlled Schools, we also use our values to guide us emotionally and spiritually:
Kindness
Hope
Friendship
Respect
Responsibility

Ofsted say
“All lessons are challenging, interesting and motivating for the pupils.”
“Subject leaders work well as a team and make a valuable contribution to developing a curriculum that stimulates and involves pupils.”

This film is an introduction to the ethos and creative, child-led curriculum that we employ at our wonderful rural school..

If you would like to know more about the National Curriculum for Primary Schools, this is a useful website

CLICK BELOW* for
Graffham (KS1) long-term, enquiry-based curriculum map
Reception topic web for the first half of the Summer Term 2020
Year 1 + Year 2 topic web for the first half of the Autumn Term 2020
KS1 (Year 1 + 2) MATHEMATICS curriculum – objectives by term
KS1 ENGLISH curriculum – objectives by term
KS1 SCIENCE curriculum – objectives by term
KS1 Progression of knowledge and skills (foundation subjects)

At Graffham we teach Phonics using the ‘Little Wandle Letters And Sounds  Revised’ programme

CLICK BELOW* for
Duncton (KS2) long-term, enquiry-based curriculum map
‘Survival’ Topic Web Years 5+6 Autumn Term 2020
‘Where My Wellies Take Me’ Topic Web Years 3+4 Summer 2021

*Please note our detailed curriculum documents are currently being updated and will be uploaded here as soon as complete