Teaching children the truth about God and His world is at the centre of Christian education.
Although the content of a Christian curriculum is not vastly different from that taught in most schools today, it is the context within which that content is placed that makes the difference. Christian education derives its context and basis from truths and values taught by God through the Bible. Each class focusses on a half termly Heart Concept, a Bible verse or Biblical truth, around which all their other learning is based.
Although numeracy and literacy are a key focus, a broad range of other subjects are highly valued, allowing pupils to discover their own areas of interest and enjoyment.
Small class sizes enable us to meet the needs of all pupils as teachers know each child well, supporting them as individuals in their learning journey.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) that is taught in Reception is a continuation of a child’s learning journey from nursery and/ or pre-school. Throughout the year there is a mixture of child-initiated activities and adult-directed tasks. Secure relationships and an enabling environment are crucial to allow individual children to thrive in all areas of development. Activities are designed to allow opportunities for children to progress in the 3 Characteristics of Effective Learning as well as the 17 Early Learning Goals that are outlined below.
|CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE LEARNING
|Finding out and exploring
|Playing & Exploring – Engagement
|Playing with what they know
|Being willing to ‘have a go’
|Being involved and concentrating
|Active Learning – Motivation
|Enjoying achieving what they set out to do
|Having their own ideas
|Creating & Thinking Critically – Thinking
|Choosing ways to do things
KS1 & KS2 Subjects
|Music Biblical studies
|Personal social and health education
|English and drama
|Topic (History or Geography)