Children begin to follow the National Curriculum in Year 1 and this continues until they leave us in Year 6.
Pemberley pupils are taught the subjects of the National Curriculum which include English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Art and Design History, Geography, Music, Physical Education, Personal Social Health and Education (PSHE), RSE and Religious Education. In order to achieve a balanced curriculum – i.e. to ensure that each subject area is given sufficient prominence and that the skills, concepts and knowledge in each subject are introduced and developed in a structured way – we base each term’s work upon a long term plan. The curriculum has been designed to promote children for life in modern Britain.
The teaching of English and Maths is taught during the two daily lessons of approximately an hour’s duration each, unless extenuating circumstances. The statutory Programmes of Study of the National Curriculum are taught but as with all our teaching it is also led by the pupils’ knowledge, needs and continuing teachers’ assessments.
Many subject areas are taught in an integrated way wherever possible, using themes or topics to give a focus to learning. However, where such an integration of subjects cannot be achieved in a cohesive way, during a particular term, then these are taught separately for that term. Parents are informed of the topics for each term through each class’ Curriculum News and the school website.