The curriculum is the totality of pupils’ learning experiences. At Portway Infant School we believe that our curriculum should be broad, balanced and relevant and meet the needs of all children whatever their ability. The taught curriculum is comprised of The National Curriculum and the wider curriculum. We ensure the children have a range of learning experiences that challenge, stimulate and promote thinking and learning. The curriculum meets statutory requirements and supports the children in developing life skills.
The aims of the curriculum are to:
- promote high standards in reading, writing and maths;
- enable children to acquire knowledge and skills in science;
- enable children to be confident in the use of ICT;
- promote spiritual, moral and cultural development;
- promote physical and mental development and an awareness of the importance
of a healthy lifestyle;
- develop the personal and social skills of each child;
- provide equality of access and the opportunity for all pupils to make progress and provide challenge for all.
- promote a positive attitude towards learning, so that all children enjoy coming to school, and acquire a solid basis for lifelong learning
- help children understand the importance of having respect for themselves, other people and their environment.
- develop curiosity through the asking of questions.
If you would like to find out more about each area of the curriculum please see the school prospectus.