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Our Curriculum Aims

 

At Blundeston CEVC Primary School, we aim to nurture and prepare our children educationally, socially, morally and physically for their continuing education into the next phase, and beyond, into adulthood. 

 
Therefore, the core aims of our curriculum are:-
 
· to foster a lifelong love of learning;
· to teach the concepts, skills and attitudes embodied in the National Curriculum through carefully chosen themed topics, which are relevant to our children, our school and its locality;
· to support our children to develop an understanding of the key British values: mutual respect, tolerance of others, democracy, the difference between right and wrong, fairness and equality;
· to promote perseverance so our children strive to do their very best and achieve their full potential;
· to develop our children’s own moral values and spiritual awareness, within the context of our strong Christian ethos.

For more information on our EYFS curriculum, please see your child's teacher(s) or look on your child's year group's class page (under the "Children" section) for the termly curriculum news.

Prime Areas:
* Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
 
* Physical development involves providing opportunities for young
children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination,
control and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the
importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to
food.
 
* Personal, social and emotional development involves helping
children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form
positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills
and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour
in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.

Specific Areas:
 
* Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds
and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a
wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to
ignite their interest.
 
* Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop
and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers,
calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes,
spaces and measures.
 
* Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of
their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore,
observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
 
* Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and
play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing
opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and
feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role play and design and technology.
 
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