Governing bodies are required to produce a curriculum statement annually. This replaces the requirement under the School Framework and Standards Act 1998 for a curriculum plan.
At Ashcroft Infant and Nursery School we believe that the school curriculum should be
broad and balanced, offering children the opportunity to achieve success in many
different areas. Our curriculum is a ‘theme based approach’ which enables the children
to learn about an area of interest through a variety of subjects encouraging curiosity
and exploration. This helps the pupils to make links between different areas of
learning and provides opportunities for them to apply their basic maths, literacy and
ICT skills through other subjects. Parents are informed of the theme that the children
are learning about via the website, where theme plans can be viewed for each half
The curriculum also promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
and supports the children in developing principles for distinguishing between right and
wrong. Pupils are encouraged to think creatively and critically and to respect others
and the environments in which they live.
We believe that the curriculum should stimulate enjoyment of and commitment to
learning as a means of encouraging the best possible progress and the highest
attainment for all pupils, preparing them effectively for the next steps in their education.
Reviewed: March 2016