This section of our website will give an overview of our curriculum.
Early Years Foundation Stage
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is made up of seven areas of learning and development – Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication & Language; Physical Development; Numeracy; Literacy; Knowledge and Understanding of the World; and Expressive Arts and Design.
Assemblies throughout the year cover a range of themes and events. There is a rolling programme of themes which include SEAL themes. Festivals and events are also covered including religious festivals such as Easter, Christmas, Harvest, Divali and Hanukkah. Assemblies include a spiritual element which is predominantly Christian but also includes other world faiths. Events during the year include special days such as the patron saints days of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Remembrance Day, Bonfire Night, etc. We regularly have visitors leading assemblies such as our local vicar Father McTee, and the PCSOs. Music is an important part of our assemblies and this includes regular singing and music from our composer of the week. Parents are invited to Class Assemblies, Harvest, the Christmas Carol Service and the Easter Service. The latter two are held in St Helen’s Church. We also hold special events to support national and local charities such as Macmillan, Red Nose Day, Children in Need and Comic Relief.
Arts in School
At Copeland Road we promote all subject areas to ensure children experience a stimulating and creative curriculum. We are very proactive in developing the Arts in school and encourage drama, music, drawing, 3d work etc. We are very proud of the fact that we achieved both Arts Award and Arts Mark this year. For further information please view or download or Arts Policy in the School Policies section of our website,
Due to the high quality of our arts provision we have been awarded Artsmark status. Please visit our Arts Blog.
- Reception Curriculum Map
- Class 1 Curriculum Map
- Class 2 Curriculum Map
- Class 3 Curriculum Map
- Class 4 Curriculum Map
- Class 5 Curriculum Map
- Class 6 Curriculum Map
Please see the Curriculum in Action in our classes.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
How We Support SEND:
Copeland Road Primary School prides itself in being inclusive and will endeavour to support every child regardless of their level of need. All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities. At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented.
To successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum there are some actions we may take to achieve this:
- Ensure that all pupils have access to the school curriculum and all school activities.
- Help all pupils achieve to the best of their abilities, despite any difficulty or disability they may have.
- Ensure that teaching staff are aware of and sensitive to the needs of all pupils, teaching pupils in a way that is more appropriate to their needs.
- Pupils to gain in confidence and improve their self-esteem.
- To work in partnership with parents/ carers, pupils and relevant external agencies in order to provide for children’s special educational needs and disabilities.
- To identify at the earliest opportunity, all children that need special consideration to support their needs (whether these are educational, social, physical or emotional)
- To make suitable provision for children with SEND to fully develop their abilities, interests and aptitudes and gain maximum access to the curriculum.
- Ensure that all children with SEND are fully included in all activities of the school in order to promote the highest levels of achievement.
- To promote self-worth and enthusiasm by encouraging independence at all age and ability levels.
- To give every child the entitlement to a sense of achievement.
- To regularly review the policy and practice in order to achieve best practice.
Types of SEND:
At Copeland Road Primary School, we have experience of supporting children and young people with a wide range of need including:
- Cognition and learning needs include: specific learning difficulties (SpLD), moderate learning difficulties (MLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD), profound and multiple learning difficulties, (PMLD)
- Social, mental and emotional needs include: behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD)
- Communication and interaction needs include: speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
- Sensory and/or physical needs include: Visual impairments (VI), hearing impairment (HI), multi-sensory impairment (MSI), physical disability (PD)
The school provides data on the levels and types of need to the Local Authority. This is collected through the school census.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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