Our curriculum at Preston Primary School
When children start their school life they enter the reception class. Here they follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. From years one to six we teach the National Curriculum comprising the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Computing along with the foundation subjects: history, geography, design and technology, art, music, physical education, religious education and personal, social, health and citizenship education.
At Preston Primary School teachers work on a 2 year rolling programme to cover the curriculum for both year groups within the class and have the expertise and training to teach 2 year groups within one class. The table below shows the units of work and themes for the rolling programme.
Year A (Sept 2014, 2016 & even years hence forth)
|Term||Class 4 (Rec)||Class 4 (Yr1)||Class 3 (Yr1/2)||Class 2 (Yr3/4)||Class 1 (Yr4/5)||Top Class (Yr6)|
|1||Magical me||Magical me||Who's your hero?||What would a world of darkness be like?||What would it be like to stand on the Moon?||Will You Survive?|
|2||Let's celebrate||Let's celebrate||Special Times||What became of Fred Flintstone?|
|3||Once upon a time||Once upon a time||Could a dinosaur live in Preston?||What makes Britain great?||Defenders of the Realm||Who's the Mummy?|
|4||Ready, steady, go||Ready, steady, go|
|5||Living and Growing||Living and Growing||Has Britain Got Writing Talent?||Does it always rain in the rainforest?||Business enterprise||Paintbrush or spray can?|
|6||That's life||That's life||That's life||That's life||That's life||How did I evolve?|
Year B (Sept 2015, 2017 & odd years hence forth)
In order to bring the curriculum to life and to enable children to learn through direct opportunities, we often organise educational visits to places of interest in connection with a course of study. We also invite visitors into school to work with the children such as artists and theatre groups. Our year 6 pupils undertake a residential visit each year. In all cases parents are requested to make a voluntary contribution towards the costs, in accordance with the school policy on charging.
The Governors' Statement on charges is as follows:
'The Governing Body will seek voluntary contributions from parents to allow for the continuation of activities during school hours, for which charges may no longer be made.'
What this means in practice is:
- The school will ask for voluntary contributions for trips, theatre visits etc, which take place during school time.
- No child will be excluded if the parents do not contribute.
- An activity will only be available if the number of parents who make voluntary contributions is sufficient to cover the cost, otherwise the activity may have to be cancelled.