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Temple Sutton Primary

Temple Sutton
Primary School

Curriculum

Welcome to the curriculum section of our website. Please use the navigation options to the right (PC/Laptop) or below (tablet/mobile phone).

Each year group section contains its own curriculum map.

If you have any questions regarding the curriculum at Temple Sutton, please speak to your child's teacher.

The drop down below contains our full curriculum statement.

Curriculum Statement

The Governing Body has planned to make available a broad and balanced curriculum, including all aspects of the National Curriculum (2016), with provision for Religious Education, social, moral and physical development. We believe that every child should have a full entitlement to this curriculum. Moreover, the aim of the Governing Body is that expectations for each child should be to make ‘good or better progress in the core subjects’. The school follows the New National Curriculum for English and Mathematics in both Key Stages and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is followed in the Nursery and Reception Years. There is a new emphasis on teaching the skills of Computing as well as developing Information and Communication Technology skills to support the curriculum as a whole. We also offer specialist teaching Physical Education, Art and Music.

All staff members engage in constant review and evaluation of the curriculum, in tandem with the Governing Body. Particular provision is made for those children who require further learning support. This provision is discussed with and explained to the parents of the child concerned and, indeed, depends on their active involvement. We have on site an Autistic Resource Base which caters for up to six children who are diagnosed with Autism and have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) who would normally attend special schools. These children integrate as much as possible into the normal life of the school.

Sex education is taught along guide-lines recommended by the DfES and principally in the later stages of the school. Talks on menstruation and puberty and sex education are given to Year 5/6 children and videos are shown in connection with these topics. Parents are invited to see this video beforehand. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from such education, as they do from our Religious Education and daily acts of worship. The children are taught about drugs and alcohol abuse within our PSHCE and Healthy Schools provision. Indeed we care very much about the emotional wellbeing and mental health of all our children and their families and provide education and experiences relevant to this work, in our Healthy School work and in the work of our Child and Family Care Team.

Parents are able to enter their child in the Selection procedure for admission to the Borough’s Grammar Schools. The school assists parents and children in this process and we have a number of children who sit these examinations every year (See school 11+ policy). The Headteacher and Year Six staff will further assist parents in the whole process of transfer to secondary education. This is a complex process and can be a worrying time for parents.

If parents wish to make a complaint about the curriculum in the school there is an agreed procedure, devised by the Local Authority, details of which are available from the School Office.
All parents are particularly welcome to talk to our class teachers at the end of each day. We actually encourage this as it is better to have a regular dialogue than have to wait for termly consultation sessions, although these are available. Progress reports are issued at these sessions in the Autumn and Spring Terms and a comprehensive annual report is issued in the Summer Term.