An exciting curriculum
The Fosse Bank curriculum is based on the National Curriculum but broadened to make it appropriate for the pupils we have. We also add subjects that we consider important including Forest School, Current Affairs, French, Latin and, from Year 4, preparation for senior school exams. There is a strong and structured education in Mathematics and English with individual children catered for in the planning and delivery of lessons. Pupils also learn History, Geography, Science, Computing, French, PE,Art, Music and Drama.The youngest children learn phonics from Kindergarten and from Reception to Year 3 with the Read Write, Ink scheme that ensures a thorough grounding in phonics for reading and writing.
Most subjects are taught by the class teacher but with specialist teaching for French, Physical Education, including swimming, and Music which is a strength of the school. All Year 2 children learn to play the recorder and Year 3 learn to play the violin as part of the curriculum.(instruments provided)
Individual music lessons are given on a range of instruments.
Kindergarten and Reception pupils cover all the elements of the government Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Kindergarten begin French and swimming when they join the school.
The formal curriculum is, however, only half the story. The choice of clubs that run at lunch time and after school are are largely chosen by the children. Some are perennial and some change each term. These add to the range of experiences that we want pupils to engage with.
Trips such as a visit to the Opera House to be enthralled by the building and Puccini, to the National Gallery to find ‘their picture’, to outdoor centres to learn about insects, and trips where they are immersed in historical times. These are the activities that will excite, enthuse and lead children to discover their individual talents and aspirations.