What is the approach to our Curriculum at Zaytouna?

  • We have been working to develop our curriculum so that it is relevant, exciting and will provide children with meaningful and purposeful learning opportunities.

  • We believe in a themed approach to curriculum learning.  This means each year group having a clear theme (title) and making connections between subjects.

  • We make connections between subjects showing the links between core and foundation areas of learning.  For example, linking the literacy genre to the afternoon Science: or, linking Numeracy to the DT sessions etc.

  • We improve the quality of learning by systematically and effectively checking pupils’ understanding in lessons, and making appropriate interventions.

  • Reading, writing, communication and mathematics are taught – in core and foundation subjects

  • All adults create a positive climate for learning in which pupils are interested and engaged – children are proud of their books and classroom environment.

  • Marking and constructive feedback from teachers contributes to pupils’ learning – they know how to improve their work

The National Curriculum is the starting point for schools.  This means that staff at Zaytouna will continue to devise and structure learning opportunities for pupils that extend beyond the remit of the statutory curriculum.

We will continue to work alongside parents in developing happy, confident and enthusiastic pupils.

We will work to ensure that pupils have the opportunity to practice and grow as skilled and knowledgeable learners – capable of succeeding in any given challenge.

Please read our Early Years Curriculum Plan 2017-2018

Please read our Year 1 Curriculum Plan 2017-2018

Please read our Year 2 Curriculum Plan 2017-2018

Please read our Year 3 Curriculum Plan 2017-2018

Please read our Year 4 Curriculum Plan 2017-2018

Please read our Year 5 Curriculum Plan 2017-2018

Please read our Year 6 Curriculum Plan 2017-2018

You can also view the Parents Guide to the new National Curriculum.

Please see below for topic challenges for Spring Term 1 2018.

EYFS Topic challenge spring term 1 EYFS Spring Term 1 topic

Topic spring term 1 (Year 1) Topic spring 1 (Year 2)

Year 1 and Year 2 Topic challenge spring term 1