Our school follows the National Curriculum (September 2014) to create learning experiences that are exciting and engaging. We offer children a broad, balanced, differentiated and relevant curriculum which recognises individual developmental needs. We aim to provide our children with the ability to meet the unknown challenges of the twenty-first century. We focus on developing children's learning capacity so that they can become positive, responsible citizens who can work and cooperate with others while at the same time developing their knowledge and skills, in order to be the best they can be.
We have designed a menu of both topic based learning and standalone learning. Our curriculum overviews are outlined below. To find out more about our curriculum and how we plan for each subject please speak to your child’s class teacher.
Maths, English, Guided Reading and Phonics/Spelling are generally taught during morning sessions. Children are taught phonics through the Read, Write Inc. scheme. We use the Oxford Reading Scheme to support our children to develop their reading skills further.
Science, Physical Education, Computing, Art & Design, History, Geography, Languages and Religious Education are generally taught in the afternoons. Sometimes, subjects other than English and Maths are taught in blocks instead of weekly lessons.
At Joseph Cash we want children to challenge themselves and take part in activities that they might not normally experience. We design WOW Week experiences linked to our curriculum planning. For a whole week each term, children in Years 1 to 6 take part in an outward bounds WOW week. During the week, they participate in a variety of activities such as orienteering, athletics and camp craft. Key Stage 2 classes (and Year 2 in the summer term) have the opportunity to camp overnight and toast marshmallows by a fire that they have built! To find out more about our WOW weeks click on the links below.