Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

The National Curriculum is divided into two groups: Core Subjects – English, Maths and Science Foundation Subjects – Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Languages, Geography, History, Music and Physical Education. In addition we teach Religious Education and Personal, Social and Health Education. Each class follows a timetabled day with the mornings usually concentrating …

Foundation Stage

The Foundation Stage Curriculum is followed from Pre-school right the way through to the end of the Reception year, and is based on the following areas of learning: 3 Prime areas of learning enable children to be curious, enthusiastic, form relationships and build capacity to learn. Communication and Language Physical Development Personal, Social and Emotional …

English

At Fairfields, we believe that English is a vital part of a child’s education. We want our children to become resilient, independent learners with a passion for reading that they will carry forward into their later lives. We aim to inspire an appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage and a habit of reading …

Maths

Science

At Fairfields Primary School, we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life and ensure it is embedded throughout our curriculum. The Scientific area of learning is concerned with increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world and with developing skills associated with Science as a process of enquiry, to develop the …

Art & Design

Computing

Design & Technology

Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils should be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an interactive process of designing and making. They should work in a range of relevant contexts [for example, the home and school, gardens and playgrounds, the local community, industry and the wider environment]. Children …

Geography

Geography teaching and learning at Fairfields encompasses skills that we hope will increase our pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Our aim through our teaching is to enable our pupils to want to look after the environment they live in and its resources by developing respect and understanding for the world we …

History

The school follows the National Curriculum for History, which aims to provide a high-quality history education helping pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. “History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different …

Languages

Music

Physical Education

PSHE

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) PSHE is a timetabled subject throughout the school and follows the Jigsaw programme. Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. A variety of teaching strategies are used and are mindful of each child’s preferred learning style. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school …

Religious Education

Teaching British Values

In 2014 the DfE outlined the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” The Government set out its definition of British values in …