At Puttenham CofE Infant school, the curriculum is underpinned by our Christian values of love, hope, wisdom, respect and resilience. It is designed around our belief that each child is unique and should feel empowered to be confident, inspired and motivated learners. The curriculum and enrichment opportunities provided are the means by which the school achieves its objective of educating children in the knowledge, skills and understanding they need in order to lead fulfilling lives. As a Christian school, we believe it is important that educating the whole child must include opportunities to explore social, moral, spiritual and cultural experiences.
Our values based curriculum will meet the formal requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum and includes rich learning experiences. We ensure children understand local, national and global issues. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible citizens, who can work and co-operate with others whilst developing the knowledge and skills needed to achieve their full potential.
Alongside the teaching of knowledge, skills and vocabulary, we aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our school community. We use a well-being and growth mindset approach to learning.
At Puttenham School, we will make excellent use of the rural environment around us. We value the benefits of outdoor learning to the children’s development and will incorporate these areas in our planning. The children will have opportunities to use the grounds, forest school, pond area, Church and the village to enhance learning.
Please see class pages for yearly and termly planning overviews.