Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

Reed First School offers a broad and balanced curriculum that builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all of our children. The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the pupils in our school.  Our curriculum is …

Foundation Stage

The foundation stage curriculum is based on active leaning through play and experimental investigation. There are opportunities for children to engage in activities planned by adults and also those they initiate themselves and for teaching and learning, both indoors and outdoors. The children will work in large groups, in small groups and individually with a …

English

Intent At Reed First School, our intent is to give every pupil a high-quality education in English which will teach pupils to speak, read and write fluently. As a result, they will be able to communicate their ideas and emotions to others. They will understand the purpose and audience they write for. Pupils have a …

Mathematics

Our Intent:  At Reed First School we believe that having a strong mathematical knowledge and understanding is a crucial skill for life. It is important for all pupils to have direct experience of using and applying mathematics in a wider range of contexts across the curriculum. At Reed, we aim to deliver a curriculum that …

Science

Intent We believe that a high quality science education is a practical one that allows children to learn the skills and knowledge, which can be applied to help them understand the world they live in.  We encourage children to develop their scientific thinking by using their curiosity to pose questions and explore how to find …

Painting

Art & Design

Intent At Reed First School, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to express their individual interests, thought and ideas while helping them to explore new knowledge across the curriculum. We believe that a high-quality art and …

Computing

Intent Our intent is to teach the skills required to embrace the use of technologies and apply them across the curriculum and apply them to everyday life now and in the future. Computing at Reed First School ensures the requirements of the National Curriculum are met across all year groups. We use materials from Herts …

Design & Technology

Intent At Reed First School we ensure that Design Technology gives children the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. We feel it is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploring the designed and made world in which we all live and our children will …

Foreign Language

Intent At Reed First School children from Year One onwards are taught to develop an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. We encourage children’s confidence, we strive to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language. We aim to develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries through curriculum …

Geography

Intent It is our intent that our Geography curriculum inspires pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people; and develop an understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, as well as the Earth’s key physical and human processes. The geography curriculum at Reed enables children to develop …

Columbus

History

Intent It is our intent that our History curriculum will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We hope to inspire a curiosity about the past. We teach children a sense of chronology and to understand how the past has impacted on life today. We …

Assorted Instruments

Music

Intent At Reed First School, it is our intent that we make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children. Our teaching focuses on developing the children’s ability to understand rhythm and follow a beat. Through …

Outside Class

Physical Education

Intent At Reed First School, we aim to provide a PE curriculum that pupils from Nursery to Year 4 not only enjoy but also allows them to experience a range of activities that help them to develop their health, fitness and wellbeing. We intend to offer a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to …

PSHE

At Reed First School we use the Jigsaw PSHE programme which connects the pieces of Personal, Social and Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development into a lesson-a-week Our intent is to improve their capacity to learn, their resilience and emotional well-being and mental health and thereby enhance their life-chances. Designed as a …

Church

Religious Education

Intent At Reed School we do not attempt to alter a child’s own beliefs but recognise the value in a syllabus that requires children to learn about religion and from religion.  Children will be encouraged to reflect on their own beliefs and values whilst acknowledging that others may hold beliefs different to their own.  RE has …