2 St Georges Road Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4AH
Mr A Doyle
New National Curriculum
In September 2014 the primary school curriculum changed and as of September 2015 all year groups have been be following the new curriculum.
These changes have impacted upon everything from the content covered in class to the exams taken throughout school life. It is therefore important that both parents and children are aware of how the curriculum will work going forward. Please follow the link to read the 2014 National Curriculum in full.
What are the main changes?
The new curriculum sees a shift in focus points for some subjects and is overall tougher, particularly when it comes to numeracy and literacy.
Maths has increased in difficulty, with more secondary maths topics covered, including long-division, more complex fractions and decimals, and pupils are being faced with more challenging multi-step problem solving tasks.
This is most apparent during Year 6. Mental Arithmetic is no longer tested and has been replaced with an Arithmetic paper. Changes to maths include:
Design & Technology
ICT (now Computing)
We at Penpol School have always advocated that children achieve great success when they are happy at school and are given opportunities to embrace a holistic and creative curriculum. We believe passionately that every child matters and can achieve great things in their education, regardless of their performance in formal testing.
We will ensure that we deliver to all children a broad and balanced curriculum in a welcoming, stimulating and secure environment. A variety of teaching and learning styles and strategies are used to provide opportunities for all children to learn and achieve, and to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
Importance is placed on both academic and social skills to encourage children to become active learners and responsible members of the community. Children will have opportunities to participate in individual, group and whole class activities with an emphasis on the learning being interesting, meaningful and relevant to the child. This is enhanced through both practical experiences and educational visits.
One of our most valued resources is the time given by parents to support children’s learning, both in school and at home.
For more detail on the curriculum topics being studied in each class please refer to the class newsletters section of the website.