Active learning is the key to how we work at Colman Infant School. Learning by doing things & having rich & varied experiences. Learning to communicate through speaking, listening, reading & writing is of central importance.
We provide a broad & balanced curriculum. During the children’s first year at school children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. This focusses on early learning skills in reading, writing & maths as well as fostering creativity. It also encourages children’s social & emotional development & the development of appropriate relationships. Play is central to learning for all children in their infant years. Children learn though playing indoors & outside.
Aspects of this curriculum are continued as the children move in to Year 1. We strive to build a bridge between the Early Years Foundation Stage & the National Curriculum.
Although we teach distinct skills subject areas are approached through cross curricular themes. Within these are aspects of:
Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Design & Technology, Art & Design, Music, History, Geography & Physical Education.
Different topics have different emphasis in respect of how the curriculum is covered.
Topics by Year groups are as follows:
|Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer2|
|Foundation Stage||All About Me
People Who Help Us
Myths and Legends
|Year 1||Trees||Autumn||Mini Grey
|Transport||The Big Blue||The Big Blue|
|Year 2||Space||Space||Kenya||Frida Kahlo||Boudicca and the Celts||Minibeasts and Microhabitats|