Curriculum

Our curriculum combines the most effective learning with the National Curriculum expectations. The age related expectations underpin the thematic/cross curricular topics. We reflect on learning and teaching which means that our curriculum will continue to evolve and improve over time.

Detailed information about the curriculum subject areas for all year groups is available on request.

In Codden Class the Reception children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (Development Matters) requirements for learning and progress and the agreed syllabus for RE in the Reception year. 

'From the moment children enter the school they experience a rich curriculum that engages them and motivates them to work hard. The early years provision is stimulating and adults are skilled in encouraging children to express their ideas and to use an increasingly wide vocabulary.' OFSTED 2019

Religious Education
Since 1944 all schools have been required to teach RE to all pupils on roll (except those withdrawn by their parents) RE must be provided for all children registered in state-funded schools in England. Local authority maintained schools must follow the locally agreed syllabus (Devon and Torbay Syllabus 2019-2024)
Our school follows the 'Devon and Torbay Agreed Syllabus for RE 2019'
An overview is provided below: 
Swimming and water safety: What the national curriculum dictates...
 
All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.
In particular, pupils should be taught to: 
 
  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
Swimming lessons can be costly, the school subsidizes lessons for all children but still requires payment from parents/carers in order to make the provision possible. 
Currently 10 lessons are offered to Years 3 and 4 at a cost of £4 per lesson, this can be paid up front or in installments.