Curriculum

 

At Coppice we aim to give all of our children a broad and balanced curriculum.

We currently follow the National Curriculum to form the basis of our whole school curriculum. From that we then plan a creative curriculum to deliver each aspect in a personalised and engaging way. This often means subjects are taught through a theme, where meaningful cross curricular links are made. Themes are varied to excite and inspire, drawing where possible from the children's interests.

We believe that children learn best through a wide variety of experiences so when planning teachers look for ways to incorporate: practical hands-on activities, visitors, the outdoor environment, visits, the local community, meaningful end products and a range of technology.

The Religious Education curriculum is taken from the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus.

Reception classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework focusing on the seven areas of learning and development. These include: communication and language, physical development, personal, social and emotional development, literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design.

At Coppice we follow the Government document 'Letters and Sounds' to teach phonics. This teaching is then supported by a wide range of resources. The children's reading skills are further developed through three reading schemes (Phonics Bug, Ginn and Rigby Star) which allow a breadth of experience. Children also have access to a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books, in the school libraries, to help foster independent choice and a love of reading.

For more information on the curriculum, please don't hesitate to contact us.

 

The Curriculum Topics for each of our year groups can be read below (the latest are at the top):