Children thrive when they are in a secure, caring and stimulating environment and here at Sandown, children are challenged to reach their potential through a well-planned and inspiring curriculum, designed to meet the needs of all pupils to ensure they have a quality education.
Our mastery approach to the curriculum ensures literacy, including maths literacy, is at its heart. This is continually emphasised through:
Models and images
Clear presentation in speech and writing
A breadth of reading
Specifically, the curriculum is designed to:
Embody the Community Commitment
Be filled with rich, purposeful experiences
Raise awareness of significant current events and have an eye on the future, as well as the needs of future citizens
Go beyond the classroom to embrace our outdoor learning spaces
Involve real people with first hand experiences
Strengthen partnerships locally, nationally and internationally
At Sandown, the curriculum remains a work in progress and is subject to constant development. This empowers subject leaders to enthuse the community in their curriculum areas.
As a maintained school, we use the following documents:
- The Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework as well as Development Matters in the Foundation Stage
- The National Curriculum in England for Key Stages One and Two
- The East Sussex agreed syllabus for Religious Education (RE) and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
Click on the buttons at the bottom of this page to learn more about each subject. For additional information about this subject, please contact the school office and ask to speak to the subject leader.