In the first year of primary school, the children’s learning is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. The next two years of primary school are called Key Stage 1. Within the framework of the National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, teachers plan and organise teaching and learning in the way that best meets the needs of their pupils.
The children at Fairway are taught a range of learning skills which will enable them to become effective life-long learners. We believe that learning is the acquisition and application of knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes that brings about progress.
Our children learn by:
The curriculum is carefully structured with planned opportunities for children to engage in a range of activities outdoors and indoors. Much of the learning is introduced to the children through cross curricular themes. Children learn through play and practical experience, as well as through direct instruction from the teaching team.
In order to meet children’s diverse needs, planning takes account of prior knowledge with opportunities to extend children’s interests and skills, developing self-esteem and confidence while building capacity to learn. The children are taught to be active learners who are aware of what to do if they get stuck and what they need to do to make more progress.
Please see the individual subject pages below for more information about our curriculum.