At Sissinghurst VA Church of England Primary School we aim to provide our children with a curriculum which is broad, well balanced, and above all engages and stimulates our children’s curiosity to learn. At Sissinghurst Primary we recognise and value the individuality of the children in our care. Through a positive and caring environment, we provide the opportunity for every child to reach their full potential. We embody our Christian values of Friendship, Koinonia, Endurance and Wisdom, and ensure all children are prepared for their next steps.
We deliver programmes of study that meet the National Curriculum requirements as issued by the DfE.
This National Curriculum 2014 comprises of: English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education (PE), Computing, Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and Religious Education.
The planning of the curriculum is based around a termly programme to ensure coverage of selected topics by all children who progress through the school. Medium term planning takes the form of a topic based skills and objectives document, and where appropriate teachers link subjects to provide an engaging and inspiring curriculum for our pupils. This programme is regularly reviewed with staff to ensure compatibility with new directives or to make necessary improvements to the existing programme of work.
At Sissinghurst Primary we recognise the importance of English and Maths teaching in order to open up other areas of the curriculum. In addition to regular Maths and English sessions, teachers strive to make as many cross curricular links as possible to utilise these skills in a range of contexts. This enables our learners to continue to develop fundamental English and Maths skills throughout the curriculum subjects.
The teaching of Religious Education is statutory in all schools. It is taught as a subject outside the National Curriculum. At Sissinghurst Primary our teachers follow the Diocese of Canterbury Primary syllabus.