A wide range of creative learning experiences are offered throughout the time your child is with us at Trottiscliffe CEP School. Children may be taught individually, in small groups within the class or in whole class groups, depending upon the nature of the subject being taught. This enables us to match the ability of your child to their next stage in learning. The children are encouraged to work in a sensible and purposeful manner within a carefully structured learning environment. In Year R children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which is specially tailored to meet the needs of 3 – 5 year olds. Further information about this Early Years Curriculum can be found by clicking here. During Year 1 this is gradually phased out as your child becomes ready, and the National Curriculum is introduced.
The new National Curriculum for England
was introduced in September 2014.
The core subjects of the new National Curriculum are:
In addition primary schools are required to teach:
- Art and Design
- Design and Technology
- Physical Education
- Modern Foreign Languages (at Key Stage 2).
All schools are also required to teach Religious Education and, as a Church of England school, we follow the curriculum set by the Rochester Diocese. All schools should also make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).
At Trottiscliffe, we have devised a rolling programme to cater for the mixed age groups in each class to ensure that over the course of their time in the school, all children will cover the content of this new curriculum.
We have included a link to a Parents’ Guide to the National Curriculum
for your information.