The Curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

This Curriculum runs from birth to the end of a child's Reception year and consists of seven areas of learning. The three Prime Areas are:
• communication and language;
• physical development; and
• personal, social and emotional development.

These are joined by four Specific Areas:
• Literacy
• Maths
• understanding the world; and
• expressive arts and design.

Every child is valued for their uniqueness and seen to be an individual. Our primary aim is to collaborate with parents in supporting each child to develop their skills and abilities at this early stage of School. We create a blend of learning opportunities through a careful balance of child and adult–initiated activities that will enable the pupils to experience learning through play alongside 'formal' learning.

The Primary Curriculum

Our School Core Values of Friendship, Compassion, Trust and Wisdom encompass school life, including our curriculum. This has been carefully devised to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in each subject, complemented with the positive attitudes that contribute to lifelong learning. The curriculum is composed of the 'core' subjects; English, Mathematics and Science and the 'foundation' subjects; Religious Education, Computing, Geography, History, Music, Design and Technology, Art and Design, Personal Social Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) and Physical Education. Spanish is our newly selected Modern Foreign Language and children begin to learn this from Year 3 onwards. As we want the children's learning to be exciting, relevant and purposeful, subjects will be delivered through a termly topic or theme. However, we will not force a fit, and where appropriate, some subjects will be taught discretely.

The major goal in the delivery of the curriculum at Uley CE Primary is the development of successful learners. We support the emotional development of each child by providing a safe and nurturing environment which encourages pupils to develop a positive and pro-active approach to learning. We recognise our pupils' preferred learning styles and personalise the learning opportunities so that they leave our school with the confidence, knowledge, skills and understanding to take on new challenges as well as the creativity and discipline required to be an effective life-long learner.