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At Rednal Hill Infant School we aim to serve our community and to meet the needs of our learners by providing the highest quality education within a broad and balanced curriculum, underpinned by our school values of Respect, Honesty, Fairness, Resilience, Trust and Responsibility. We strive to provide an environment where academic achievement goes hand in hand with the development of the whole child and a long term love of learning.
Our school curriculum encompasses the statutory national curriculum but is broad and enriched by our ethos and vision. We aim to develop our children’s individual qualities as well as developing their knowledge and understanding of the skills they need to master in order to continue to flourish in the next stage of their education. Highly skilled practitioners draw on the Early Excellence principles of continuous provision and an enabling environment to ensure our children make strong and sustained progress from the start, developing into confident, engaged and independent learners. Learning is purposeful and begins with children’s interests. Ongoing formative assessment ensures next steps are carefully planned for and challenge is built into all aspects of the curriculum. A strong focus on child initiated learning and high levels of engagement ensure our children participate enthusiastically and have a sense of ownership over their learning, recognising success and showing resilience. Our children have many different learning styles and our curriculum reflects this- from weekly Forest School sessions and outdoor learning to enquiry based challenges and a wide variety of learning stimuli; learning opportunities are built in to every moment of the day. Everything that interests our children can be channelled in to a learning opportunity.
Relationships are at the core of our school curriculum and we recognise the importance of good attachment. Our children are individuals, with individual strengths and needs. Barriers to learning are carefully unpicked and a holistic approach draws on all stakeholders to ensure each child reaches their true potential. Regular attendance is central to our ethos and we want children to enjoy school and feel successful. We value the role of our parents as carers and educators and work in close partnership with families.
As children move through our school learning opportunities continue to be maximised, from discreet lessons and the consolidating of particular skills to ongoing, open ended and topic based challenges. Collaboration and effective feedback are fundamental to developing our children’s self-evaluation skills and planning next steps. Our aim is to equip children with the necessary literacy and numeracy skills to succeed in later life and the ability to apply these skills to scientific investigation, historical and geographical enquiry, enhanced by competent IT skills and a love of reading. Music and a love of art and DT are woven throughout our curriculum.
Although a consistency of approach, established routines and methods provide security, no one day is the same at Rednal Hill Infant School. We aim to ensure our children believe in their own abilities, are able to manage risk and have high expectations of themselves. The curriculum is dynamic and evolves to maximise learning as our children develop.
The Early Years consists of Nursery and Reception age classes. These children follow an Early Years curriculum which consists of 3 Prime Areas:
- Personal, Social and Emotional development
- Physical development
- Communication and Language
and 4 Specific areas:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Please follow this link to see the expectations for each age and stage of a child's development in Nursery or Reception.
Key stage 1 consists of Year 1 and 2 for children age 5-7.
The Key stage 1 curriculum consists of core subjects and foundation subjects. All schools are also required to teach religious education and we follow the Birmingham Agreed syllabus.
- Art and Design
- Design and Technology
- Physical Education
Please follow this link to see the full version of the National Curriculum for each age group