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Uffington Church of England Primary School

Uffington
Church of England
Primary School

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Curriculum Overview

The school's curriculum reflects the aims of the school. In their first year of school, all children follow the curriculum for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which promotes learning through a combination of play and more formal teaching. From Year 1, all children follow the syllabus of the National Curriculum plus additional elements specific to Uffington CE Primary School.

The National Curriculum consists of three Core Subjects (English, Mathematics and Science) and a further eight Foundation Subjects (History, Geography, Music, Art and Design,  Design  and Technology, Physical Education, Computing and Languages at Key Stage 2). In addition, we are required to teach Religious Education.

We are a traditional school and place a great emphasis upon the teaching of reading and all aspects of English and Mathematics.  Lessons usually begin with formal whole class teaching followed by individual or group activities differentiated according to ability. The emphasis is upon learning with understanding and we aim to give all our children a firm foundation in the skills of Maths and English. The skills of reading are taught using synthetic phonics; the teaching of phonics takes place on a daily basis in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.

Although great importance is placed on the "three Rs", this is not to the detriment of educating the whole child; we aim to cater for academic, social, cultural and physical development through a curriculum that will both stretch and enlighten the child. Thus, in addition to the emphasis placed upon the skills of English and Mathematics, provision is made to promote a lively interest in Science; an aesthetic awareness through the teaching of the creative arts; a knowledge of humanities through History and Geography; physical development through a range of P.E. and Games activities, and social awareness through a structured programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.