At Capel-le-Ferne Primary School we follow the 2014 National Curriculum.The subjects included in this curriculum are:
Art and Design
Design and Technology
Modern Foreign Languages
Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education
We believe that it is vital that children to be confident, creative and independent learners. Along with the need to develop respect, these form the basis of our school's core values, which underpin our curriculum.
We believe it is crucial that children acquire a solid understanding of the basic skills in English and maths in the early years of school. This grounding will equip them to broaden and deepen their learning as they move through the school.
In 2014 the school changed its approach to phonics, early reading and writing, with successful results. In maths, we use practical resources such as "Numicon" to ensure that children understand the concepts of number at an early age.
Broad and Balanced Curriculum
We are fortunate that our school sits in lovely grounds, and we are in the middle of a project, backed by our PFA, to develop these grounds to have the maximum impact on outdoor learning.
Teachers plan cross curricular topics to teach many aspects of the national curriculum. Each topic is linked to a "Wow" experience, such as a visit, a workshop or a visiting speaker. This enables each topic to be brought to life and helps to enhance the children's understanding and enjoyment of their learning. Details of the topics can be found in the class newsletters in the "Children" section of this website.
PE and Sport
We believe that it is vital that children have the opportunity to access a wide range of sporting provision, and maintain healthy lifestyles. We have our own minibus which is used to transport groups to local sporting events on a regular basis, and employ our own Sports Coach to provide high quality PE across the school.
In addition to the curriculum details on this page, parents can gain further information about individual subjects in this section of the website (follow the Curriculum toolbar). In addition we hold a Parents' Evening for new Reception Class parents in June, and hold "Meet and Greet" evenings to discuss the curriculum in each year at the start of September. The class teacher will also be very happy to meet with parents on an appointment basis to discuss the curriculum further.
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