The curriculum is taught through a topic based approach where possible, with themes designed to appeal to the childrens’ interests as well as covering the Core subjects (English, Maths and Science) & Foundation subjects, e.g. Geography, History, Music, Art, etc. Parents are encouraged to become active participants in their children’s learning and we draw upon the wealth of opportunity offered by the local and global community and environment. Children from the age of five follow the new National Curriculum, which entitles pupils to a broad and balanced education.
Children are taught in the following Key Stages:- EYFS (Reception) 4 – 5 yrs Key Stage 1 from 5 - 7 yrs Key Stage 2 from 7 - 11 yrs Key Stage 3 from 11 - 14 yrs Key Stage 4 from 14 - 16 yrs
The new National Curriculum became statutory from September 2014 for all year groups.
Below are links to our different curriculum areas and how we aim to develop our pupils throughout their time at Greenhaugh:
When children first enter school they are assessed against the development bands and then Early Learning Goals . The children are regularly assessed from then on so that progress can be evaluated. Progress of younger children is monitored and assessed through observation and records kept in learning journals and workbooks.
2014 - 2015 was the first academic year in which teachers do not assess children using the old "levels" system. Instead, schools are required to assess children using their own systems which relate to the expected outcomes for each year group in the new National Curriculum. Parents are kept informed of how well their child is achieving in line with these expected levels.
Mrs Amanda P Taylor (Headteacher) Greenhaugh First School, Greenhaugh, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 1LX