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'School of Character' Kitemark November 2021

'The two pupils who showed me around the school were confident and well-informed regarding the values which the school reinforce at every turn. It is also clear that learning experiences at the school afford them the ability to grow and develop in a nurturing environment, which does not shy away from provided both challenge and personal care in equal measure.'

Ofsted November 6th and 7th 2014

‘Outstanding teaching across the school inspires the pupils to want to learn and do well.’

‘Pupils’ excellent opportunities for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development underpin their outstanding learning. They appreciate the value of differing beliefs and are keen to celebrate other’s successes.’

‘Pupils’ behaviour is impeccable. They are very polite and exceptionally enthusiastic about their work.’

‘Pupils feel extremely safe at school because members of the staff provide a high standard of care. They teach them about safety and how to stay safe.’

‘Pupils achievement is outstanding.’

‘The curriculum is rich and varied and provides valuable and meaningful experiences for the pupils, preparing them well for life in modern Britain.’ 

 Curriculum Statement

 

Our Curriculum - a cross curricular approach to learning

At Fulmer Infant School, children's learning is cross curricular as we believe this approach makes links with different parts of learning, enhancing and embedding the learning and, more importantly, makes learning FUN and therefore more memorable revisiting skills and knowledge which progress throughout their three years here at Fulmer Infant school.


 

Click here to visit the National Curriculum online National Curriculum

Children contribute to the direction of the topics. Subjects that do not naturally fit into the theme are taught as discrete units. The curriculum is planned in a systematic way ensuring revision, recap and recall of skills and knowledge.

Our philosophy of learning is that every child should access a curriculum which is broad, balanced and fun so that each child is happy and confident for the next stage of their learning.

                              

 World book day author visit    Raising money for Sports Relief   Trip to Iver Nature Centre           Gardening every Friday

Reception Topics

  • Autumn Term: All About Me. The World Around Me
  • Spring Term: People Who Help Us. Growing, Lifecycles and Minibeasts
  • Summer Term: Traditional Tales. Animals and Habitat

 Year 1 Topics

  • Autumn Term: Fighting Fit, Space
  • Spring Term: Famous People – Writers and Inventors, Growing and Changing
  • Summer Term: Houses and Homes, Oceans and Islands

 Year 2 Topics

  • Autumn Term: Food, Fire
  • Spring Term: Famous Leaders
  • Summer Term:Australia,  Rain Forests

 How we enrich our curriculum

The curriculum is enhanced by a number of trips throughout the year, for example to the Science Museum, the Iver Environmental Centre, the Roald Dahl Museum, Windsor Castle, River and Boat museum, Pizza Express, competitive sports with other local schools, dance and music with other local schools, all these visits are timed so that they reinforce their learning of relevant skills and knowledge.

Each Friday, a class spends time in our garden learning how to grow a variety of plants and food which they then sell to their parents. Thank you to  Sue Kirby, Chair of Governors  and her volunteer parents who run this club. All volunteers have DBS checks.

Every Thursday children choose a non fiction or fiction book from our library. Thank you to Mrs Domson and Mrs Basra, two volunteer parents who run the library. All volunteers have DBS checks. Due to Covid-19 these volunteers have temporarily stopped volunteering.

There are also enriching traditions such as the children baking their own Christmas cakes, designing and publishing their own Christmas cards, country dancing with local schools, Easter bonnet parades, outside learning in our outdoor writing hut, raising chicks (see the time-lapse video of a hatching chick below), learning to play drums during Black history month, musical mornings for Mothers’ day and fathers' day, Christmas and Summer productions, fund raising for a variety of charities, World Book Day activities and much, much more.

Out RE curriculum is supplemented by assemblies led by staff and local members of the community who celebrate their faiths using religious artefacts which are then displayed in the library for everyone to see and respect 

 Follow this link to watch the first chick hatch: Hatching Chick

 

 EYFS and Key Stage 1 Curriculum

Phonics 

We use the Little Wandle phonics scheme of work.

Reading Schemes

We have just purchased new decodable Big Cat books.

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Overview

Subjects 

Art & Design Curriculum

Design & Technology Curriculum

Computing Curriculum

English Curriculum

Geography Curriculum

History Curriculum

Mathematics Curriculum

Music Curriculum

Physical Education Curriculum

Religious Curriculum

Relationships and Health Education curriculum

Science Curriculum

Parents can find out more about our curriculum by attending our workshops led by staff. Please also visit our parent page for more information and tips on how you can help your child learn.