Tadworth Primary School, Heathcote, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5RR
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Tadworth Primary School

Tadworth Primary School

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The Curriculum 

 

We believe that children should have the opportunity to do as many of the following as possible in all areas of the curriculum:-

  •  produce original ideas
  • use their imagination
  • invent or create something
  • have fun and develop their sense of humour
  • generate unusual insights
  • speculate and think about the future
  • develop awareness of aesthetic and spiritual qualities
  • have the confidence to be different
  • experiment with ideas and risk being wrong
  • seek unusual links rather than conventional relationships between ideas

 We also believe that by the end of primary school children should be confident, articulate, literate and numerate as well as proficient in computing. Our curriculum provides interesting experiences to engage children and provide relevance for the work they produce.  We have a ‘topic based’ approach to our teaching, exploiting cross-curricular links where we can. There is a daily emphasis on the development of the basic skills children need in order to be able to study independently and produce work of a high standard.

 Early Years Curriculum

 In Reception the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage framework which has seven areas of learning.  

The three prime areas are:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

 The other four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

 National Curriculum

From Year 1 onwards the following subjects are taught:-

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Art and Design
  • Computing
  • Design and Technology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • RE
  • In Years 3 – 6 , the children will spend one term learning French
  • In Year 4, the children go swimming for one term.

Children also cover aspects of Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship and are encouraged to develop spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills and awareness throughout the school. 

The Teaching of Maths at Tadworth

We have put together a maths guide to show how we teach the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) across our school. Hopefully the document will offer parents an understanding and an insight into what we are teaching and when. Click here to see this guide.

 The Teaching of Reading at Tadworth

Phonics - In our school the teachers follow the LCP Phonics Scheme, however, they supplement this with a range of other resources.  In Key Stage 1, the children will have a phonics session most days.

We use the Oxford Reading Tree colour bands and the majority of our books do come from their ranges, however, these are supplemented from other high-quality publishers.

Please click here for additional information about the topics taught across the school. 

Please contact your child's class teacher if your require and further details in respect of the curriculum.