Our Current Curriculum
We currently meet the requirements of the Primary National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum as provided by the government. These offer our children a minimum entitlement for a broad and balanced education, while still allowing room for personalisation. In addition, we follow the syllabus for RE provided by Surrey County Council. See below for full details of our curriculum content.
To make our curriculum exciting for our children, we operate a ‘topic’ approach, which makes relevant links between subjects and provides a meaningful context for learning, with relevance to life made explicit. The curriculum is integrated with effective teaching, learning and assessment.
“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”
Mark Van Doren
At Sandcross, teachers do not ‘spoon feed’ the curriculum to children. Rather they are the facilitators of relevant experiences which move children to the next stage of their learning. Children will often be engaged in practical, independent activity, monitored and ‘moved on’ by the teacher, who will be assessing and adapting experiences throughout. In this way, each child will be on their own, personalised learning journey.
All children at Sandcross experience challenge across all areas of the curriculum and are encouraged to persevere and take risks. Mistakes when we are learning are seen as a positive thing, which can be learned from.
Our Sandcross curriculum is designed to:
More information about individual subjects taught and the curriculum for each year group can be found below:
Non National Curriculum Subjects:
By Year Group: