The curriculum we provide at Fountains aims to be broad and balanced. We continually seek to improve the outcomes for our pupils and we believe that a relevant, modern curriculum, high quality teaching and guidance and support together can achieve this.
Our core aim is to create successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
We deliver an enquiry-led, skills-based curriculum.
A new curriculum was introduced in September 2014. We are currently working on a new reporting system which will assess children on how well they are progressing towards the relevant end of year expectations. There will no longer be levels of attainment.
We have removed the previous subject trackers from the web site as they were based on attainment levels and we are no longer able to use them.
Click here for details of the main changes
Details of the statutory curriculum can be found at:
We are currently developing our new curriculum but some examples of long term planning can be found by clicking on the link below.
We recognise that it is essential for our children to be fluent in literacy, numeracy and ICT. We need to provide opportunities for our children to develop their learning and thinking skills and to make sure their personal development is continually progressing.
In order to be successful learners we look carefully at the areas of learning we are including in any theme we may be planning. As well as numeracy and literacy, we look at key areas of science, history, geography and the arts.
In order to be confident individuals, we look at for example, links to enterprise. In order to become responsible citizens, we link our themes to the environment; we look at spiritual and moral issues and we look at either our local community or the wider, global community.
How else do we enrich our curriculum?
Successful Learners and Confident Individuals
• In addition to the music curriculum provided in school, our children get the opportunity to learn a variety of musical instruments, taught by members of the Music Service. Instruments include keyboards, guitar, flute, brass, violin, and recorder. We encourage our musicians to play to the school at the beginning and end of assemblies.
• In addition to our PE curriculum, children have the opportunity to attend after school sports clubs that include badminton, volley ball, athletics, football, tag rugby and netball.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
We are currently updating our SMSC Policy. Click here for latest updates.