At Ongar Place Primary School Key Stage One and Key Stage Two children follow the National Curriculum in England which became statutory in September 2014.
The aims of the National Curriculum 2014 are to:
• Provide pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens.
• Introduce pupils to the best that has been thought and said.
• Help engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
The National Curriculum as laid out by the government can be found here:
The National Curriculum 2014 consists of 10 statutory subjects for Key Stage 1 and 2:
- Art and Design
- Design and Technology
- Physical Education
Key Stage 2 also have the addition of ‘Languages’ – at Ongar we currently focus on French.
We also ensure that Personal, Social and Health Education are taught throughout the school and we follow Surrey’s agreed RE syllabus. We actively promote tolerance and respect of others and the values of democracy, law and liberty through the effective social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of our children. All children are encouraged to become autonomous and motivated learners.
However, the National Curriculum is just one element of the education of children at Ongar. Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which enriches and supports learning and which creatively and actively involves the children. Alongside progress and achievement we wish to promote excellence in learning and provide memorable moments. We do this by ensuring the school curriculum provides challenge, excitement and enjoyment and meets the needs of all our learners; preparing them well for a successful future and ensuring they have an unforgettable present.
Detailed programmes of study for English, Maths and Science can be found in the National Curriculum. As a school team we have looked closely at all the other subjects and ensured that the content is covered across the school. The curriculum overview for each year group can be found on the year group’s web page.
If you have any further questions or queries about the curriculum at Ongar please don’t hesitate to contact us.