LEARNING

“The rich, broad and balanced curriculum that you provide develops pupils’ imaginations. This curriculum allows pupils to build and develop a range of skills year on year. They enjoy learning both in and out of the classroom.”

Ofsted, 20 March 2018

Cuffley aims to empower:

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve,
  • confident individuals who are able to lead safe, healthy and fulfilling lives,
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

We do this through a wide range of curricular activities which embrace, enhance and extend these aims within an innovative and creative curriculum focussing on ‘learning to learn’.

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) we follow the statutory Early Years Curriculum.  We place a great emphasis on learning through play and children are given lots of opportunities to explore their interests and extend their learning through high quality provision.

In Key Stages 1 and 2 (Years 1 to 6) the curriculum is governed by the National Curriculum. The Programmes of Learning identify, for each of the subject areas, the knowledge, understanding and skills that children have to experience and gain as they move from Year 1 through to Year 6. Within the curriculum offered at Cuffley there is a strong focus on the processes and skills for learning, as well as the content that needs to be learnt. The curriculum is organised in a variety of different ways including subject-based teaching, cross-curricular topics and themed days/weeks. This is enhanced by a wide range of rich and diverse activities including educational day visits, residential journeys and the use of invited visitors and organisations.