At Southill, we provide an exciting curriculum for the children to inspire their learning.
Intent - our vision for the curriculum
Our curriculum aims to allow all pupils to excel academically as well as develop socially and emotionally.
We have high expectations of our children but we know that they can face barriers to learning such as high mobility or poor attendance.
To meet the needs of our children and their diverse backgrounds, we have a clearly structured curriculum that promotes a love of learning and intellectual curiosity as well as language development, particularly in the younger years. We promote the development of children's knowledge and understanding in different subject areas so that they can flourish as citizens in modern day Britain. Through our curriculum we celebrate the diversity of our community, and the communities within the UK. In line with our duties under the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014, this includes a range of underrepresented and protected groups including gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, disability, age and race.
Our vision for our curriculum, as well as its implementation and impact, can be found in our 1 page overview below:
Implementation - the structure of our curriculum
In reception class (Martins) we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage framework which set outs the areas of learning for the children. The long term plan for Martins (which sets out what the children will learn in each area across the year) can be found on their class page.
A link to the framework can be found below.
In Years 1 to 4 we follow the programmes of study set out in the National Curriculum for England. A link to the National Curriculum can be found below and also a quick view summary of the curriculum for years 1-4 for the academic year 2023 2024.
Please contact the school if you wish to find out more about the curriculum at Southill. We also have a separate page on our website that gives further information about our phonics programme.
At Southill Lower School we enhance the curriculum through a host of events.
We have offered the children many opportunities to undertake activities that enrich their education.
These have included:
- Trips to Whipsnade Zoo.
- Themed events including Safer Internet day and Anti-bullying week.
- The children have also taken part in Harvest Festival at All Saints Church, a Christmas Fayre, a Christmas play and a Summer Fair.
- Sports events through the Redborne Sports Partnership such as athletics competitions, tag rugby and gymnastics.
Impact - the effectiveness of our curriculum
Southill is a school where children achieve.
We are proud that our curriculum support pupils to achieve .
For more information about the impact of our curriculum, please visit our page on Ofsted and Performance Tables.
If your child is absent from school but well enough at home to complete some learning, please contact your class teacher via Class Dojo and work for them will be sent home.
If you require any further information, please contact your child's class teacher in the first instance.