The Curriculum comprises the total learning experience offered by the School and includes attitudes and values as well as skills, knowledge and understanding; we believe this to be essential for the development of children as responsible, caring and participating members of the community.
The practice in Nursery and Reception is directed by the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. This is a very important stage as it helps each child to get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. This curriculum is designed to support practitioners working with children from birth to the age of five, on the premise that children's early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure, and support their development, care and learning needs.
In both Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7) and Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11), the subjects of the National Curriculum are taught through integrated themes and topics, which change each term, as well as through subject-based teaching. There is a strong focus on the development of the core skills of reading, writing, communication and mathematics both within daily English and Mathematics lessons and activities and throughout the curriculum. This curriculum enables children to see connections in their learning, and develop their thinking skills and creativity. Children also receive at least two hours of dedicated Physical Education each week.
The School implements the National Curriculum for all children from Year 1 to Year 6. The Belmont Curriculum incorporates the expectations of this National Curriculum, within the integrated approach detailed above.
Each year group has a curriculum plan which is posted on Year Group Notice Boards and is also available here.
For more detail on specific curriculum areas, please follow the links below.