We provide a curriculum for all children from the Early Years up to Year 6 – our curriculum follows the EYFS Framework and the National Curriculum. It is based around a creative curriculum which follows the interests of the children and uses the expertise of our teachers. The curriculum is all the planned activities and the incidental learning which takes place in order to promote independent learning, personal growth and development. We aim to give our children as many varied experiences as possible in order to enrich their lives. We are very proud of our creative curriculum and we place a huge emphasis on outdoor learning and the Arts.
Our curriculum also includes the social aspects of learning which children require to become well-rounded human beings. The Rights Respecting school award demonstrate that we have high expectations of behaviour and tolerance towards each other. Cockfield Primary School was awarded ‘Outstanding’ from Ofsted in May 2011. We continue to maintain high standards – we all believe that we need to constantly change what we offer children and improve the experiences they are given. Our aim is that children will enjoy school and that all children will reach their full potential – taking into account their different starting points.
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At Cockfield Primary School our intent is to provide opportunities for children to engage in an exciting and empowering curriculum that equips them for today and tomorrow. Our curriculum is designed to: recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand experiences, develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and enable them to become creative, critical thinkers. By teaching subjects logically and sequentially, we aim to deepened children’s knowledge in all subjects to ensure that children remember knowledge long term, as a result, this will accelerate progress made.
Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values with a vision to prepare them for life beyond primary school. We constantly provide enrichment opportunities to engage children in their learning. We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge.
We use our eight Learning Powers to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success. These powers build positive learning behaviours such as independence, resilience, cooperation, concentration, improvement, imagination, curiosity and enjoyment.
Community involvement is an integral part of our curriculum, inviting families and visitors to facilitate learning new skills and sharing experiences.
At Cockfield, there is a high focus on developing children’s moral, spiritual, social and cultural understanding creating a respectful, thoughtful and reflective culture. We aim to develop our children’s understanding of diversity and cultural awareness.
Our positive intent is to widen our children’s horizons; extending experiences beyond home and increase their curiosity about the world around them. Our intent is to motivate and challenge all our children to achieve academic success. With support, guidance and feeling inspired through excellent teaching practices, we also intend to raise our children’s aspirations.
Children leave Cockfield Primary School with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners. We aim to show our children what they can achieve if they explore, discover and dream.
Our carefully crafted curriculum balances the national expectations and an all-encompassing range of experiences allowing our children to flourish. Clear strategic planning allows the curriculum to be dynamic and adapt to our school context and children’s needs. Age related expectations combine the acquisition of knowledge and development of skills to create a purposeful and exciting learning journey for every child. Outstanding classroom environments stimulate and engage quality thinking and reasoning. Explicit weekly and medium-term planning is responsive to children’s needs; incorporating holistic approaches to teaching and learning.
Our curriculum is monitored closely to ensure it meets each national curriculum objective and that work evidences the vocabulary, knowledge and skills needed. Subject leaders are proactive in delivering guidance and developments in their subjects. Leaders ensure that each curriculum area is given a high priority and that progress and standards in each are high. Children understand that it is as important to endeavour in Art as it is in Maths.
At Cockfield Primary School, we embrace a pedagogy of ‘Personalised Learning’. Children’s interests are pursued and pupil voice helps shape the curriculum. Teachers and subject leaders look at ways to inspire pupils in each subject, by using quality teaching, texts, other resources, visits and visitors to stimulate learning. Giving learning a clear purpose, allows children to make connections; motivating and inspiring children to equip them for learning today and life tomorrow.
We are driven to make sure our wider curriculum attainment continues to rise in all subjects. Our curriculum covers all key knowledge set out in the National Curriculum and is taught over time and revisited to ensure knowledge sticks. An understanding of Metacognition and sharing the latest educational research enables teachers to access prior knowledge, teach that knowledge and allow children to apply it. Low stakes quizzing and assessment tasks enable children to actively recall knowledge and interleaving ensure knowledge is retained over time. Knowledge is clearly mapped out across school and creative cross curricular links across subjects aids children’s understanding over time. Skills are not forgotten in the foundation curriculum and where appropriate such as geography fieldwork, historical enquiry, scientific enquiry, drawing and painting skills, they are carefully mapped out to ensure skills build progressively.
We use rigorous monitoring throughout the year to gauge the impact of the curriculum design. Senior leaders and subject leaders carefully monitor individual subjects: reviewing learning, evaluating pupil voice, providing individual feedback to move practice forward, celebrating positives and highlighting areas of development. Coverage and progress are accurately assessed through careful analysis of the application of skills across the curriculum. Children understand and can use the correct topic vocabulary, knowledge and skills to demonstrate their understanding in each subject taught.
Our children are respectful, confident and happy. All areas of the curriculum allow children to shine and achieve well. The vast majority of our children reach age related expectations or above; however, our results at EYFS, KS1 and KS2 are not solely a reflection of our children’s endeavour. We have talented artists, sportspeople, scientists, historians and computing experts. There are many occasions when these skills have been demonstrated with purpose to a wider audience and in the community.
At Cockfield Primary School, everyone feels welcomed, respected and valued as an equal member of the school community. The children enjoy learning more about the heritage and culture of our area and learning how we are part of the wider region, country and world. Children develop respect for other cultures, moral values, spiritual reflectiveness and good social skills. Our school is a happy place where children leave for their next stages in learning being well prepared for life in modern Britain.
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum then please contact us, we would be happy to tell you more details of exactly what we teach and how we teach different subjects.
Curriculum Maps and Plans
To view our Curriculum information, please select the links below.
Cockfield Primary school have participated in the Sainsbury’s School Games. in Academic Year 2017/18 we achieved the Bronze Award and last year we achieved the Silver Award.
You can find out about our achievement by visiting the Sainsbury’s School Games website.
Curriculum Maps 2019-20
You can view our latest Curriculum Maps for 2019-20 on our website.
To see more about the curriculum in action, please visit Our Classes section of our website.
Support for Parents
Family Maths Toolkit
Family Maths Toolkit – Around the House
Family Lives – Homework
Supporting Your Child’s Education
Letter to Parents – Assessment
Supporting Your Child with Writing
Parent’s Spelling Guide
Together We Can Make a Difference
End of Year Expectations Year 1
End of Year Expectations Year 2
End of Year Expectations Year 3
End of Year Expectations Year 4
End of Year Expectations Year 5
End of Year Expectations Year 6
Maths Leaflet for Parents KS1
Maths KS2 Information Leaflet for Parents
Reading and Phonics
Please click on the link Reading and Phonics to find out more.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Cockfield Community Primary and Nursery School School we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. For further information please visit the SEND Information Report. If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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