The curriculum at Sedgefield Primary is the whole learning experience offered by our school. It is not only the subjects taught in lessons, but all of the activities and experiences while the children are at school, which nurture the skills, attitudes and values that we encourage. During a child’s time at Sedgefield, we aim to develop resilience, motivation, confidence and independence. Each child is valued as an individual and is encouraged to develop to their full potential by making the most of every opportunity presented.
‘Pupils achieve well. By the time they leave the school, they are confident, articulate young people, well prepared for the next stage in their education.’’
The basic curriculum covers those areas defined by the National Curriculum as English, Mathematics, Science, Design and Technology, History, Geography, Music, Art and Design, Physical Education (PE), Computing, and Religious Education (RE). We organise our curriculum to make the best use of possible links between subjects in order to engage the children in their learning; make it more meaningful for them; and teach effectively, making the best use of time.
There is a strong emphasis on reading, writing and mathematical skills, which are taught as separate lessons and within other areas of the curriculum.
‘The teaching of writing across the school is particularly strong because pupils are given regular opportunities to write for real reasons and teachers use imaginative strategies to stimulate their interest.’
The staff are committed to offering the children of Sedgefield Primary experiences that enrich their education in the form of visiting artists, musicians, dancers, theatre groups and sports coaches, as well as educational visits away from school, including the much anticipated Year 6 residential to Robinwood.
‘The school’s curriculum is planned well to provide interest and excitement to lessons and has strengths in the range of visits, visitors and additional activities that takes place for each year group. Opportunities to develop pupils’ sporting and musical talents are particularly effective and support pupils’ spiritual and cultural development. ‘
Below is an overview of the topics covered each term for each year group. For a full breakdown of each term please click on topic.
Click to take you to the class pages, which have more information. If you have any queries, please contact your child's class teacher, or the school office.
Information on the teaching of phonics and reading can be found in our Reading Information Booklet. Phonics is taught following 'Letters and Sounds' and our Reading Scheme is 'Oxford Reading Tree'. Reception parents are also invited to a meeting to explain everything every year in early October. If you missed the meeting, our Reception staff are happy to go over everything with you at another time.