The purpose of this teaching and learning is laid out in our school aims.
Following the introduction of a more challenging National Curriculum in 2014, particularly in English and Maths, we have reviewed our curriculum in order to make it as challenging and exciting as possible. Whatfield and Bildeston are two of the few schools to have introduced a new maths scheme called "Maths No Problem" which is based on the Singapore method of calculation. Pupils report they enjoy the new scheme and that they are finding it both challenging and interesting.
In the national curriculum the government has set out the learning objectives which our children work towards. We use this to structure our own curriculum plan, but also incorporate additional work, especially commemorations and important events in the calendar.
Between Ofsted inspections we continuously evaluate our own performance. "The Self Evaluation is monitored by Ofsted officials and they grade us according to our performance. We are expecting a "Section 8" inspection which is designed to assess "Good" schools.
The topics we teach the children in Reception and Key Stage One are shown in our curriculum long term plans:
In the national curriculum the government has set out the learning objectives which our children work towards.