Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

Reed First School offers a broad and balanced curriculum that builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills and interests of all of our children. Careful planning starts as soon as the children enter our school in the Foundation Stage using the Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage and Development Matters  . The curriculum for …

Early Years Foundation Stage

In the Early Years class (Nursery and Reception) we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework 2021, which sets the standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and …

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English

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 chance …

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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 At Reed First School, we believe that a high quality science education is best when practical learning allows children to embed the skills and knowledge which can be applied to help them understand the world they live in. We encourage all children to develop their scientific thinking by using their curiosity to pose questions …

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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 …

ICT overview

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 Purple …

Design & Technology

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 work …

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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 strive to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language. We aim to develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries through curriculum enrichment opportunities. As …

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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 …

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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 …

Music

Intent At Reed First School, we believe that music is a unique and powerful form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. Furthermore, we feel there is great value in combining creativity with emotion that enables personal expression, reflection and development – a life opportunity that can reap dividends in …

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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 …

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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 …

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Religious Education

Intent At Reed First School our intent is to develop and embed the skills to reflect on our own beliefs and values while acknowledging that others may hold beliefs different to our own.   We aim to use Religious Education to help prepare our pupils for adult life and encourage their sense of identity and belonging.  …