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Curriculum

At Fens Primary School we aim to provide the children with a rich and stimulating curriculum that meets their intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs. A welcoming and secure environment helps to develop the children’s confidence and ensure that they have the best possible climate for learning.

The curriculum at Fens School is planned to implement all the Foundation Stage and National Curriculum subjects, so in every class children are entitled to complete work in English, Maths, Science, Computing and RE, known as Core Subjects - together with Geography, History, Design and Technology, Music, Art, PE and French - known as Foundation Subjects.

In addition, the following cross-curricular areas form an integral part of the curriculum we offer: Equal Opportunities, Multi-Cultural Education and PSHCEE/SMSCD & British Values.

Within the National Curriculum, programmes of study set out what is to be taught in each Core and Foundation Subject. Attainment targets for each subject describe what a child is expected to know and be able to do. There are National Assessments for children at five years (end of Early Years Foundation Stage) seven years (end of Key Stage One) and tests and assessments at eleven years (end of Key Stage Two). There is also a phonics screening test for Y1 children which takes place in June.

The curriculum is broad and balanced and is tailored to meet the needs of all groups and individuals, and meets all statutory requirements. It is well planned, assessed and evaluated to ensure that prior learning is built upon, and high standards promoted.

We consider that the curriculum we offer, and the high standards of teaching we deliver, contribute to the high quality of learning and achievement of our pupils. We strive in all aspects of school life to develop all our pupils and prepare them for the next stage of their education, and also to prepare them to be lifelong learners.