The formal National Curriculum begins in KS1 – Years 1 and 2 and is further developed at KS2 – Years 3,4,5 and 6. The new national curriculum was introduced into Silver Tree Primary School in the Autumn term of 2014.
In 2019, we worked closely with parents, carers, governors, staff and children to develop our Curriculum Drivers. These drivers are at the very core of everything we do here at Silver Tree.
Our drivers are:
For more details about our curriculum please read our Curriculum Policy Sept 2019
In our school we teach topics for our creative curriculum. Teachers plan around the theme but take learning objectives from their year groups learning objectives.
Our topics are organised into year groups.
To find out what your child’s year group will be learning about across the school year, please use the links below.
- Nursery Long Term Plan 2021-2022
- Reception Long Term Plan 2021-2022
- Year 1 Long Term Plan 2021-2022
- Year 2 Long Term Plan 2021-2022
- Year 3 Long Term Plan 2021-2022
- Year 4 Long Term Plan 2021-2022
- Year 5 Long Term Plan 2021-2022
- Year 6 Long Term Plan 2021-2022
We teach the following curriculum areas and have provided progression documents in each subject below:
- Art and Design Curriculum
- Computing Curriculum
- Design and Technology Curriculum
- English Curriculum
- Geography Curriculum
- History Curriculum
- Modern Foreign Languages Curriculum
- Mathematics Curriculum
- Music Curriculum
- Physical Education Curriculum
- RE Agreed Curriculum
In addition, every school must provide Religious Education. We also aim to promote Equal Opportunities and Multi-Cultural Education through assemblies, circle time and SMSC. We give a high priority to developing the Personal and Social Education of our children, promoting co-operation, caring, understanding and tolerance both in our school and in the community.
We have provided further information on the National Curriculum. You can view our Curriculum Statutory Requirements, Spelling Information and Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation Appendix and further curriculum information for each class on our website.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Silver Tree Primary 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. Further information can be found in the SEND Information Report.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
At Silver Tree Primary School we follow the Durham County Council Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.
Further details can be found here.
The Department for Education state there is a need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
Find out more about our approach to British values and how we use this at our school.
Music tuition is available in school for various instruments through:
Durham County Council Music Service
Tuition is currently offered for the clarinet, flute and brass instruments from Year 3 upwards. The Music Service identify children on an annual basis through demonstration workshops that they give in school. Further information can be found on the Durham Music Service website. If you still require help having looked at these websites, please contact the school office.
We are also pleased to offer drumming and piano lessons. Further details are available from the school office.
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