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Curriculum

Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and the world around them.
At Polehampton we have devised a broad, balanced, interesting and challenging curriculum. Through exciting and relevant topics, teachers ensure key skills are embedded, readily providing children with opportunities to acquire, improve and master them.
As part of our topic-based learning cohesive links are made to enable children to make sense of their learning, ensuring it is meaningful and purposeful. Our children participate in a rich variety of firsthand experiences which will bring their learning to life.  We are committed to providing a safe, happy, secure and stimulating learning environment.
Our curriculum develops children’s positive attitudes towards learning and encourages them to take initiatives and apply learnt skills to solve problems.  We ensure every child is supported and challenged as they explore and develop their intellectual, social, emotional, cultural, moral, physical and creative skills. We develop children’s understanding, and appreciation of, life in modern Britain and support them in growing into independent and positive citizens, who feel confident about who they are, and always show respect for others.
Each child is nurtured as an individual and we work in partnership with parents/carers to provide a supportive and inclusive experience; everyone is valued, and all achievements are celebrated.
Each September, we have a year group meeting, where we talk about the expectations for each year and give ideas for how you can help at home - see links below to the presentations. 
The National Curriculum for Key Stage One and Two 
In Years One and Two, the children will be taught the National Curriculum and will study English, Maths, Science, Computing, Religious Education, History, Geography, Design Technology, Art, Music and Physical Education.  The framework of the National Curriculum is used when planning our schemes of work for the children. 
We are following the National Curriculum that was launched in September 2014.The guides below give excellent information outlining what has changed and what your child will be taught in each year group.
Please the links below for information for each year group, including termly Knowledge Organisers to show you what we are teaching in each topic.