Curriculum

Children spend most of their day with their class teacher, in the classroom. For some areas of the curriculum they may be taught by a different teacher e.g. French. Each child’s needs are met through a broad and balanced curriculum. Teachers ensure that work is carefully matched to the age and ability of the children, so that children achieve the highest standard of which they are capable.

Throughout the week, children have the opportunity to work in different groupings – as a whole class, in groups, pairs or on their own. Sometimes they work with different age children for particular projects. We aim to promote lifelong learning habits through developing:

  • An interest in and enthusiasm for, acquiring concepts, skills and knowledge
  • Concentration skills
  • Good working habits
  • A pride in the presentation of work

Teachers plan and assess carefully to ensure that children are challenged, motivated and supported in every aspect of the curriculum.

More information can be found in our School Brochure:

National Curriculum

Reading/Writing

The school follows Jolly Phonics in teaching children phonics in the early years. Our core reading scheme is Oxford Reading Tree.

Teaching Literacy with Jolly Phonics

Oxford Reading Tree

Maths

Art and Design

Intent: The curriculum at Codicote School is dynamic, exciting and ambitious, designed to provide all children with the skills, knowledge, vocabulary and  understanding to create high quality art work in all media, and to develop an appreciation of the work of a range of diverse artists.  The  curriculum is coherently planned and sequenced towards developing …

Computing

Intent: At Codicote School, we recognise that computing capability is an essential skill for life, enabling children to participate in a rapidly changing world. The use of technologies gives immediate access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures. We believe that the skills across computing should be integrated and …

Design and Technology

Intent: The curriculum at Codicote School is varied and purposeful, aimed at ensuring children can  and make use of design and technology effectively in their everyday lives. It is based on a clear progression of skills, and follows a sequence to build on previous learning to build a secure knowledge and understanding of the use …

Geography

Intent: Geography is the study of places, the human and the physical processes which shape them, and the people that live in them. At Codicote School we aim to produce high quality Geography education that will inspire pupil’s curiosity and fascination about the world, and gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of their place within …

History

Intent: Through our teaching of History, we aim to inspire and motivate our children to develop a secure and detailed knowledge and understanding of historical development in the wider world and to help them understand society and their place within it, so that they develop a sense of their cultural heritage and the skills of …

Modern Foreign Languages

Intent: At Codicote School, we teach a foreign language to all children in Key Stage 2 as part of the school curriculum. The current language is French. The study of languages prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly carried out in a range of languages. …

Music

Intent: Our curriculum covers all of the different elements of Music so that children gain an understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, performing, evaluating, analysing, appraising and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. Implementation: Music is taught throughout each key stage, following the National Curriculum …

PE

Intent: At Codicote School we place a strong emphasis on PE, ensuring that it is fully inclusive and accessible by all. Through offering a wide range of physical activities, within the curriculum and beyond the school day, we support children in excelling in a broad range of physical activities, ensure children are active for sustained …

PSHE

Intent: At Codicote School, we recognise that PSHE Education (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to successfully manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education develops …

Religious Education

Intent: At Codicote School, we believe that the teaching of RE is essential in developing children’s understanding of the meaning and purpose in life, beliefs and values about God, an understanding of World religions, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. The Hertfordshire syllabus curriculum allows children to discover and …

Science

Intent: Children are naturally curious; our science curriculum nurtures this by allowing them to ask questions and develop the skills they need to answer these. This is through investigating problems, learning how science works, and discovering why science and scientists matter in the world. Implementation: Early Years science is taught through exploration and investigation of …