Northfield House Primary Academy Curriculum
At Northfield House Primary Academy, we believe that our curriculum should be broad, balanced and relevant and meet the needs of all children whatever their ability or needs. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of the children. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their true potential.
The aims of the curriculum are to:
- to enable all children to learn and develop their skills to the best of their ability;
- to enable all children to have an understanding of and an appreciation of the core British values: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
- to promote a positive attitude towards learning, so that children enjoy coming to school, and acquire a solid basis for lifelong learning;
- to teach children the basic skills of literacy, numeracy and computing
- to enable children to be creative and to develop their own thinking;
- to teach children about their developing world, including how their environment and society have changed over time;
- to help children understand Britain’s cultural heritage;
- to enable children to be positive citizens in society;
- to fulfil all the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Locally Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education;
- to teach children to have an awareness of their own spiritual development, and to understand right from wrong;
- to help children understand the importance of truth and fairness, so that they grow up committed to equal opportunities for all;
- to enable children to have respect for themselves and high self-esteem, and to be able to live and work co-operatively with others.
- to prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experience of adult life.
- to allow children to develop a knowledge of themselves in time and space
- to enable children to acquire knowledge and skills in science
- to promote physical and mental development and an awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle
- to enable children to be aware of the importance of and participate in the arts and related cultural themes
- to develop the personal and social skills of each child
- to provide equality of access and the opportunity for all pupils to make progress
The school follows the New National Curriculum from 2014.
In collaboration with children, parents, governors and staff we came up with 4 curriculum drivers that form the basis of our curriculum, these are the things that we believe are important to our school and our wider community. They are:
- Awe and Wonder
If you wanted to speak to a member of staff regarding our curriculum, you may request a meeting with Mr Burpitt, who is the head of our curriculum team.