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Paddock Junior Infant & Nursery School

Paddock Junior Infant & Nursery School

"Working together, learning together, growing together - your child, our team, Paddock achieves"

Paddock School Curriculum Statement

Our school curriculum covers all aspects of the educational and social needs of children at the primary stages of development. We adopt a child centred approach, a great emphasis being placed on creating a stimulating and challenging environment and providing a curriculum that is broad, balanced and relevant to the children.

We aim for our children to be self confident, knowledgeable, literate, numerate, articulate and able to think and reason for themselves enabling them to make choices and decisions throughout their life.

The National Curriculum divides up the whole curriculum into subject areas as follows:

Core subjects
Literacy, Numeracy, Science, ICT.

Foundation subjects
Art, Music, PE, History, Geography, Design and Technology, RE.

Religious Education is taught in line with Kirklees Agreed Syllabus.

We place a particular emphasis on the creative and expressive arts as these areas of the curriculum help develop the whole child. Theatre companies and musicians work with the children and staff during the school year.

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is based on seven areas of learning:
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design
Key Stages 1 and 2
Areas of the curriculum are:
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Humanities
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Health
  • Citizenship
  • Personal and Social Education