At Forest & Sandridge CE Primary School, our motto is: nurture, grow, flourish. We all, adults and children alike, hold the same core values which underpin all we do in school:
Forest & Sandridge CE Primary School ensures the learning children do in school incorporates the national curriculum and government initiatives. To find out more about the national curriculum, follow the link below.
While the national curriculum describes subject areas, we do not teach all of these discreetly. Links are made across the curriculum in order to make the children’s learning more meaningful. Our curriculum is skills based, ensuring that children are given the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills during their time at primary school. These skills are organised and taught through a theme that helps the children to make relevant and exciting links between different areas of the curriculum.
To ensure our themes include a breadth and depth of knowledge, understanding, and skills, we also follow our Breadth of Study documents, based on the national curriculum 2014.
Breadth of Study Documents
Lower School Breadth of Study Year 1
Lower School Breadth of Study Year 2
Middle School Breadth of Study Years 3 and 4 (Year A)
Middle School Breadth of Study Years 3 and 4 (Year B)
Upper School Breadth of Study Year 5 and 6 (Years A and B)
Staying up to Date
Each term, parents and carers are given a curriculum newsletter for the coming term in a booklet format. The newsletter shows the themes and skills which will be covered during the term and helps parents and carers to follow and support their child's learning from home.
For more information about the curriculum, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to see your child's class teacher.
Phonics & Reading
The system we use to support the teaching of phonics is Jolly Phonics and the system for Reading is Oxford Reading Tree.