Frieth School Curriculum

At Frieth we believe that pupils learn best when they are inspired by imaginative and creative activities and learning opportunities. We have developed a creative, flexible and challenging curriculum for our school which not only incorporates all the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum, but also includes areas of study which we believe will inspire our pupils and has our community and our values within its heart. We plan a cross curricular approach where pupils are able to use skills from one area of the curriculum to advance their learning in another area. For example, they will use mathematical skills for data collection to find out about our local environment and then use their literacy skills to write a leaflet about the local environment using the geographical knowledge they gained. 
 
In the Autumn term 2020, we began the process of reviewing our curriculum to ensure it is fit for purpose for our current pupils. Staff met together with representative parents and governors to discuss what we all believed the children at Frieth needed to learn during their time with us. We considered elements arising from our local area and trades, such as the high incidence of farming, as well as life skills that we felt would benefit our children. Our school values, outdoor learning and their health and well-being were all areas we wanted to remain a strong focus.
 
See the sections below as our curriculum develops. Additional pages will be added as subject plans are completed. These show the progression of knowledge and skills for each year group as children move through the school, deepening their understanding of each area of learning. 

The Primary National Curriculum is the framework used at Frieth CEC School to ensure that the curriculum we offer is broad and balanced.  The current statutory Primary National Curriculum was introduced in September 2014. It sets out:

  • The subjects taught.
  • The knowledge, skills and understanding required in each subject and within each Key stage.
  • Standards or attainment targets in each subject that teachers can use to measure a child's progress and plan their future learning.

The National Curriculum is organised into blocks of years called 'Key Stages'.  The subjects within the 2014 National Curriculum are:

 

English

Mathematics

Science

Computing

Design and Technology

History

Geography

Art and Design

Music

Physical Education

Modern Foreign Languages

 

 
At Frieth we teach the objectives in the National Curriculum through a topic approach, where we add additional 'cultural capital' to our offer.