Welcome to the curriculum page, where we hope you will gain an insight into some of the curriculum subjects we teach in school. As a small school, our class structure can change each year and we carefully track the coverage of our curriculum subjects. Below you will be able to find our revised long term planning as well as additional information regarding our curriculum.
If you would like more information on how our curriculum is designed and what is included, please contact the class teacher or the office.
Please also visit the individual class pages (under the Children tab) to read specific class curriculum newsletters and view activities displaying our curriculum in classrooms.
Our Curriculum Statement of Intent
At Escrick Church of England Primary School it is our intention to provide opportunities for our children to develop a broad knowledge of their immediate and local environments and the wider world. We intend to equip them with ever- growing (or progressive) skills to understand and respond to the ideas and differing contexts of others with respect and compassion.
Achieving our intentions:
Our School strongly believes in giving individual attention to the needs of the children in our care. It is our mission to offer every child a high quality education in a supportive, safe and challenging environment in which they feel valued and are inspired to become learners who are ‘striving to be the best’.
Our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) makes a crucial contribution to children’s early development and learning. We provide children with a rich variety of teaching and learning experiences that are appropriate to their needs. EYFS focuses on developing key learning skills such as reading, listening, speaking, concentrating, persistence and learning to work and co-operate with others.
Our Key Stage 1 and 2 curriculum is underpinned by the National Curriculum, we enhance this with other opportunities and experiences that make up the wider school curriculum. We ensure learning is always exciting and delivered in a meaningful context for children. We place a strong emphasis on the development of the basic skills necessary to be confident, independent learners and successful adults, and recognise the importance of developing language acquisition and communication, reading, writing and numeracy skills across a range of subjects. We endeavour to foster a love for learning while at the same time developing essential life skills.
It is our underlying belief that every child should feel valued and experience the feeling of success in a wide range of curriculum areas. We have designed our curriculum to ensure every child receives an appropriate mix of academic and personal development, which means in practice our curriculum places equal importance on core and foundation subjects. We recognise the importance of children’s physical and mental well-being and ensure our curriculum provides the children opportunities to develop strategies to support their personal development.
At Escrick, we strive to take every opportunity to to write; and to write creatively!
Writing is a key aspect of the curriculum and, along with Reading, Oracy, and Speaking and Listening, it makes a significant contribution to the development of children as thinkers and learners. It is a significant part of the school's aspirations that all children are challenged to develop their writing ability and develop a love for Writing. At Escrick we strive to provide children with exciting, purposeful and inspiring contexts in which to become writers with the audience and purpose of the writing being vital. This strategy aims to ensure that there is coherence, continuity and progression within our teaching throughout the school.
We aim to:
An Overview of how we implement English strategies can be found in the document below