Lower and Middle Departments

The Curriculum at the Lower and Middle Department (Reception to Year 8) is split into two sections the Foundation Curriculum and Higher Curriculum.

Those working below the National Curriculum 2014, or identified classes (to best meet their Education, Health & Care Plan outcomes), follow the School’s Foundation Curriculum; where there is a key learning theme identified each half term with long term plan to ensure coverage of all subject areas.  

Those working within the National Curriculum 2014 follow the school’s Higher Curriculum, which is where outcomes are taken for those pupils in a class following the Foundation Curriculum who need further challenge.   

Foundation Curriculum:

  • Communication & Interaction
  • Social, Emotional, & Mental Health Development  
  • Physical Education, including swimming
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world, covering:Science, Computing, History, Geography, RE
  • Expressive arts, covering: Art & Design, Design Technology, Drama, Music

Higher Curriculum:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities: History, Geography
  • Art & Design
  • Computing
  • Design & Technology, including Food
  • Physical Education, including swimming
  • Expressive Arts: Music & Drama
  • PSHE, including, Citizenship
  • Cultural Days, including Modern Foreign Languages and Religious Education

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