Curriculum

We set out to provide all pupils with a broad and balanced educational experience which complies with the National Curriculum and with Nottinghamshire’s Statement of Curriculum Aims.  Our Curriculum follows a two year rolling programme to take into account the mixed age classes. We will be following cycle B this year.

The National Curriculum is a continuous educational programme for children aged between 5 and 16 which progresses through four key stages.  Key stages 1 and 2 are the responsibility of the primary school. 3 and 4 are completed at secondary school.  Children in the Foundation Stage follow the Early Years Framework.

All children are entitled to be taught the ‘core’ subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and the statutory subjects of R.E along with the ‘Foundation’ subjects of Computing, Design and Technology, Music, PE, Art and Design, History, Geography and Languages.  Additional areas and themes such as Environmental Education provide vital cross-curricular elements.  Teachers select appropriate topics and themes which are studied  in full term or half-term blocks.

Every child has their own individual targets which are set annually in Reading, Writing & Maths.  

A normal school week will provide 23.5 hours of teaching, with some 60 per cent of this devoted to Maths, English and Science.

We have developed a new Curriculum in line with the National Curriculum 2014.  

You can find each Classes Curriculum themes on the class pages.  Termly information evenings are held to focus on specific aspects of the curriculum.  Should parents wish to find out more about the curriculum and what their child is studyng you welcome to come and discuss it with the class teacher.

 

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Welcome

Mrs-S-Ilett-Coupe-Head-TeacherWelcome to Kneesall Church of England Primary School! We are a small, rural Church school where every pupil knows how valued they are and all are encouraged to reach their full potential. We provide a secure, yet stimulating learning environment that enables pupils to be inspired and enthused. Our staff lead by example and our Christian ethos is evident in everything we do. We encourage our pupils to care for each other, for their community and for the world in which they live. Their spiritual, moral, cultural and social development is as important to us as their academic attainment.

Kneesall School has served our village for more than 150 years and is an important part of our local community, as well as the wider community. We take an active part in village life through our strong links with our church and the local villages.

Our beautiful school grounds provide plenty of opportunities for environmental studies, structured playtimes, development of expressive arts and areas for reflection. The outdoor equipment and playing field are a real asset to school and pupils are encouraged to develop their physical abilities.

We provide a rich and meaningful curriculum which sets out to educate the ‘whole’ child and creates opportunities for each and every one to experience success.

We know how important it is to have strong links between home and school in order for good learning partnerships to be forged and we greatly value these partnerships.

We would love you to come and visit us so that you can find out more about our school, our values and the special place that is Kneesall C of E Primary School.