At Uppingham C of E Primary School we use the National Curriculum (2014) as a starting point for a broad and varied learning experience for our children. Our curriculum is enriched through our vision to inspire a love of learning and discover how to make a difference in our world. Our curriculum is planned to engage children, enabling them to be active learners with opportunities to be creative and develop critical thinking skills.
"Leaders have ensured that there is an ambitious and well-planned curriculum for all subjects. The key knowledge that leaders what pupils to know is clearly detailed. Leaders have also set out the order in which pupils learn topics. This helps pupils to build on what they have already learned." Ofsted 2023
Our Curriculum handbooks set out our curriculum intent, how learning will be organised and how we will look at the impact of the curriculum on our children including the progression of learning from starting school in EYFS to leaving in Year 6.
Read Write Inc (RWI) is our chosen reading scheme that we use teach reading. Further information about how we teach reading can be found by clicking here.
Subjects are taught discretely and where appropriate meaningful links across subjects are planned so that children can revisit learning and make connections in their learning journey. By taking a creative approach to our planning we can apply skills such as those learnt in literacy and mathematics in a meaningful context.
Teachers work hard to ensure the themes are motivating and creative for all the children and our curriculum is continually under review to ensure we are providing the best learning experience possible in response to the children and our local area. Where possible we will go on visits, invite people to school and hold events to extend and enrich children’s learning even further.
Accessibility and Inclusion
At Uppingham C of E, we strive to create a positive and supportive environment which allows children to develop to their fullest potential. This nurturing inclusivity combined with the structure of the graduated approach, allows our teachers to have a robust and comprehensive understanding of each child's individual learning needs.
All of our staff are equipped with the necessary tools to support and cater for the varied needs within our class. Supported by a qualified SENDCo, teachers are able to adapt teaching and learning strategies to suit the vast majority of learners needs, allowing all children to make good progress across all areas of their learning. In cases where the children's needs are complex, the SENDCo and teachers will work in partnership with external agencies to implement a tiered approach of support.
Further information about our curriculum can be found below;