Curriculum

Statement of Intent

At Engayne, we aspire to give every pupil the opportunity to reach their full potential in a safe, enjoyable and stimulating environment, which prepares them for the ever changing world. As a result, it is our intent that our school curriculum promotes both learning and personal growth and development – our curriculum is designed to develop children’s love of learning and their willingness to explore.

While there is a focus on literacy, mathematics and science, we ensure that we provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all our pupils. In addition to the National Curriculum and RE, our curriculum includes a wide range of activities and opportunities to enrich the children’s experiences. These include:

  • Educational visits to enrich topics, for example visits to art galleries, museums, places of worship and the theatre
  • Forest School activities
  • Residential visits
  • Extra-curricular activities, for example, a wide range of sporting activities, drama and science clubs
  • Visitors from the local community
  • School shows; drama, dance and music performances; and special assemblies
  • Theme weeks and theme days, e.g. Science Week, Music Week and Pi Day

Our curriculum also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’ – what the children learn from the school environment, the values we promote and how they are treated and expected to behave. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes, so that they achieve their true potential. We are continually reviewing and improving the curriculum we offer to our children. The curriculum at Engayne is evolving, according to the needs of our children and to the aspirations of the staff and community. Above all, we believe that children are entitled to receive a high quality curriculum that leads to the highest possible standards and to an enjoyment of learning. Please see the links below, for further details of our curriculum:

Curriculum Maps 2018-2019

National Curriculum overviews, for every year group can be found on year group links

Communicating the Curriculum to Parents and the Public

Details of how parents and other members of the public can find out more about our school curriculum

Phonics and Reading

Information about our approach to phonics and teaching reading.

Activity Passport

In January 2019, The Department for Education released a new initiative known as the Activity Passport, which encourages primary school children and their families to take part in a number of non-academic challenges and pursuits, during the school year. Examples include going on a nature trail, visiting a local landmark and making a treasure map.

We would love to hear of any experiences that you have, if you do decide that you would like to make use of the passport. As a suggestion, your child could bring in some photos at the end of a term, showing their teacher what they have done.

If you are interested in taking a look at what’s involved, please read the Schools Enrichment Booklet

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