The school seeks to provide all pupils with a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum matched to pupil needs and in line with the new Primary Curriculum 2014.
All teachers will teach the subjects English, Maths, Science, Design Technology, History, Geography, Information and Communication Technology, Physical Education, Music and Art in accordance with National Curriculum requirements. All children are also taught the Durham County Agreed Syllabus for religious education. Parents/Carers who feel they may wish to withdraw their child from RE lessons should discuss this with the Head Teacher.
Health and Safety and Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) education is delivered within a range of subjects and in some individual lessons and activities. Through our RE/SMSC curriculum and a range of other activities, including our Rights Respecting Schools and International Schools work, an active School Council elected by their peers, a clear Positive Behaviour Policy and Code of Conduct and the use of Year 6 monitors and Buddies as role models, we promote the values and principles of our school, community and British society as a whole.
We follow a topic approach in school, where a different theme is used each half term to motivate and inspire. A number of subjects will be taught linked to the theme, where other subjects will be taught individually depending on the skills needing to be covered that half term.Parents/carers will be sent an overview of the specific curriculum for their child’s class at the beginning of each term.
Below you will find a curriculum overview for each subject taught at our school. Some overviews are currently being updated by Subject Leaders and will be added soon.
Art & Design Technology at Ouston Primary
French at Ouston Primary School
History at Ouston Primary School
Geography at Ouston Primary 1
Geography at Ouston Primary 2
RE & SMSC at Ouston Primary EY and KS1
RE & SMSC at Ouston Primary KS2
PE at Ouston Primary EY & KS1
PE at Ouston Primary School KS2
Digital Literacy and E-Safety at Ouston Primary
Computing at Ouston Primary Year 2
Computing at Ouston Primary Year 3
Computing at Ouston Primary Year 4
Computing at Ouston Primary Year 5
Computing at Ouston Primary Year 6
Key Stage 2 Science at Ouston Primary
Maths at Ouston Primary School
Writing at Ouston Primary School
Music at Ouston Primary School
Early Years & Key Stage 1 Science at Ouston Primary
Safeguarding Activities for children overview
Promoting British Values SMSC Calendar of Activities
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities. Our SEND philosophy places SEND children at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupils needs.
At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented. To successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum Ouston Primary School remain committed to:
- A range of teaching and learning styles
- Differentiated learning materials
- Access to ICT and Technology eg Clicker, Lexia
- Additional in class support
- Additional out of class support
- Many Enrichment and Enjoyment opportunities to stimulate and motivate learning
- Flexible groupings – including small group support work
- An innovative and supportive curriculum
- The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions
- A broad range of extra-curricular activities, one to one support and booster/extension sessions
- Assessment procedures that track pupils’ progress and achievements
- Applications during national testing to obtain access arrangements as appropriate
- Referrals to other support agencies as appropriate
Further information on Our Curriculum and SEND can be found in our Individual Subject Policies above. Visit our Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum section to view further SEND details,
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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