Should you have any questions relating to our curriculum please contact Miss Robbins, Assistant Head curriculum, via the school office.
Children follow a broad and balanced combination of the National curriculum and our own school curriculum to excite and engage.
In response to the Government’s Primary Curriculum reform 2014, the staff at Kings Forest School took the opportunity to redesign the Kings Forest Curriculum to incorporate the new statutory requirements and to create a school curriculum which reflects and meets the needs of the children.
Key curriculum drivers, which are golden threads throughout all teaching and learning opportunities, are:
- Diversity – The children will learn about all types of people, their lifestyles, cultures and traditions. This driver aims to broaden children’s horizons and teach them to value and respect others.
- Possibilities – The children will be introduced to a range of future life enhancing opportunities and employment possibilities so that they aspire to be the best that they can.
- Enterprise – The children will learn to take risks when learning and use their own initiatives so that they become life longer learners.
The Kings Forest curriculum covers all statutory content and also sets out the key experiences and knowledge, which we believe are essential for the children of our school and reflect their community and local area. We provide the children with a broad knowledge base, cultural reference points and quality learning opportunities and a sense of self and place. Our curriculum is unique to Kings Forest and embodies our values and ethos placing the children at the heart of our school.
Literacy and Mathematics
Literacy teaching is at the heart of our curriculum with all topics based around a key text. Topic plans can be viewed below.
We use the Read, Write Inc scheme to teach phonics.
We use the Singapore Maths approach to teach our daily mathematics lesson. The plans can be viewed below.
Religious Education and Collective Worship
Our religious education policy follows the Education Committee’s agreed syllabus. Assemblies and Collective Worship reflect the religious denominations in Great Britain and are, in the main, Christian, whilst taking account of the teaching and practices of other principle religions represented in Great Britain. Parents and carers have the right to withdraw their children from Collective worship and Religious Education lessons. Any parent or carer wishing to do so should contact the Headteacher.
Reading at Kings’ Forest