At Cavendish we are proud to be an inclusive school providing a high quality, creative and challenging education within a secure, caring and happy environment in which all members of the school community can grow in self-esteem and develop their potential.
• For children to achieve their best, now and in the future
• To provide an exciting curriculum that meets 21st century expectations
• To work in partnership with families and the community
• To celebrate diversity by being good citizens and respecting others
At Cavendish Primary School we offer a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral and cultural development of pupils. It enables pupils to develop academically and physically and prepares them for their future life experiences and challenges. This gives them the skills and knowledge needed to contribute and be successful members of society.
Our curriculum is underpinned by the National Curriculum (2014), we enhance this with planned opportunities that make up the wider school curriculum. Learning is always exciting and in a meaningful context for children. Where commonality exists between subjects and aspects, learning is linked and lessons taught using a cross-curricular approach. Where this is not achievable, subjects or aspects are taught discretely. The rehearsal and application of basic skills learned in the core curriculum is a driver for the entire curriculum.
We place a strong emphasis on the development of the basic skills necessary to be confident independent learners and successful adults. Children rapidly begin to read in our Reception class by following a programme called 'Read Write Inc.' All children take part in a daily English and Mathematics lesson, in addition children engage in daily literacy skills opportunities where they develop their reading and comprehension to developing a command of all aspects of the English language.
During their time at our school, children develop a strong sense of moral purpose in addition to a respect and understanding of people who have different characteristics to themselves, whether that be age, disability, gender, race or sexuality. We promote a restorative approach to dealing with conflict and through circle resolution we teach pupils the skills needed to resolve issues and remove barriers to learning and progress. A rigorous, well planned curriculum, delivered by staff in an ethos of care and support enables our pupils to be well rounded, empathetic young people who are keen to learn and show respect for all around them.
If you would like further information about the curriculum we are following, please see the half-termly curriculum newsletters, speak to your child's class teacher or contact the school office.
The Foundation Stage curriculum is taught during the Reception year, through seven areas of learning and development. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
These three areas (prime areas) are:
- communication and language;
- physical development; and
- personal, social and emotional development.
The curriculum also supports children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:
- understanding the world; and
- expressive arts and design.
The National Curriculum programme of study is taught to children in Years 1 to 6.
Key Stage 1 - Year 1 and Year 2
Key stage 2 – Year 3, 4, 5 and 6
The children are taught through a variety of teaching styles and a range of class organisation strategies are employed. These include whole class teaching, group and individual work.