Curriculum

We aim to provide a warm atmosphere which will enable the children to enjoy their school life and to learn and develop at their own individual rates. We welcome parents and other adults who would like to help during the school day, as this will extend the experiences and perspectives available to the children.

Aims of the Curriculum Policy

Rationale:

To provide a balanced and broadly based curriculum which:

a) promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society.

b) prepares for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

Guidelines:

1. All children of school age follow programmes of study in the core subjects of the National Curriculum – English, Maths and Science – and the foundation subjects of Religious Education, History, Geography, Technology, Music, Art and Physical Education.

2. The school Curriculum should help pupils:

a) to develop lively, enquiring minds together with a positive wish to learn, to question and to argue rationally, and to apply themselves intelligently to tasks.

b) to develop positive qualities of human feeling and imagination and an appreciation of human achievement and endeavour.

c) to experience the satisfactions of creativity.

d) to acquire knowledge and skills relevant in a changing world to their adult lives at work and at leisure.

e) to respect the religious, spiritual and moral values of others and to consider thoughtfully their own attitudes, values and beliefs.

f) to understand the history and present condition of their own society and the world in which they live, and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations.

g) to develop a sense of self respect and individual worth, a capacity to live as independent, self-motivated adults and the ability to live and work in co-operation with others.

3. The curriculum is broad and balanced, allowing adequate development in each area to take place and each reinforcing and complementing others.

4. The curriculum is relevant to the experiences and needs of pupils, and as a whole is structured so as to allow progression in the acquisition of skills, knowledge and understanding.

5. Every pupil, regardless of sex, has the opportunity to realise their potential in every part of the curriculum.

NB: Starting in year 2 the children in school receive French tuition for a set period of time each week as part of their curriculum entitlement.

Extra-Curricular Provision

At Kilmington School we have a wide variety of after school clubs. Many of the Junior children (Yrs 4 – 6) receive music tuition on the guitar and also on wind instruments. Currently, after school there are operating on different days a computer club, gardening club, craft club, circus skills and during the Autumn and Spring terms, there are netball and football coaching sessions. In the Summer term these change to summer games.

Our school believes in friendly competition and as part of this we play matches against our neighbouring schools and we take part in various tournaments.

Visits to various establishments are part of our on-going curriculum work and we also invite into school people with varying expertise and talents. The Junior children have an opportunity to participate in either a five day residential visit for the older children and three day residential visit for the younger children. Previous visits have included the Isle of Wight, York, North Wales, Cornwall, West Sussex, together with visits to activity centres.

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