Our curriculum is brand new and is built upon the 2014 National Curriculum. We have worked with national curriculum experts including Chris Quigley to refine the curriculum we offer, ensuring that we provide our pupils with the knowledge and experiences they need to succeed.
St Andrew's has developed this curriculum so that it makes links between subjects, deepening knowledge of the world and extending cultural knowledge. This includes essential books, artists and music as well as general knowledge and understanding of the world.
This knowledge in underpinned by spiritual experiences that seek to connect pupils with the world around them and extend their horizons to see what is possible. This is reflected in the range of visits and visitors that we plan so that learning is real and can inspire pupils to make the most of themselves.
Broadening Horizons Curriculum
Reading and Phonics in KS1
At St Andrew's we follow the DfE letters and Sounds programme in Reception, Year 1 and 2. This is complimented by the 'Talk Boost' programme which promotes listening and understanding language.
We use a variety of reading schemes to support reading, fluency and comprehension. These include Oxford Reading Tree, ProjectX,and Collins Big Cat. reading is such an important skill, the school invests in the premium library service package. This provide a range of benefits which includes access to online fiction express and the expertise of the Librarian. This enhances our reading resource and enables us provide quality be up to date material for children to read.
End of Year Expectations
If you would further details about the curriculum, please contact your child's teacher in the first instance. Alternatively you can contact the school office: