Cubert School

Cubert School

Curriculum at Cubert

Cubert School Curriculum statement:  

At Cubert School, we work hard to deliver an exciting and relevant curriculum to all our children!

Our curriculum aims to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding to achieve their full potential academically, socially and emotionally. This takes place in the context of a safe and nurturing school environment where each child is known as an individual and each child’s learning journey is unique to them. We follow the National Curriculum but also have a school-wide topic each term! This is a fantastic way to learn and is negotiated with the School Council.

The children discuss what they would like to learn about and we, as a staff, discuss how we can make this learning possible. The children lead the way in their learning throughout the term whilst we ensure National Curriculum coverage; the staff work hard to ensure the lessons are relevant and exciting for every class and the children thoroughly enjoy these topics. We believe that when children are interested in a topic and leading their learning, we find we get so much more out of our topics as the children are genuinely enthused and excited about things and making logical connections in context. 

In addition to this curriculum approach, we are also very proud to have trained the majority of staff as Outdoor Leaders. We value the contribution that getting outside and learning in a practical way makes to children, helping support children's mental health & well-being whilst enabling them to work on embedding skills such as teamwork, resilience, problem-solving and confidence just to name a few!

 We have been awarded the Artsmark award, which highlights the work a school does to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum. We are now undertaking the Artsmark Gold award. We believe that happy enthusiastic learners will go on to become lifelong learners.

We also do very well with school sports. We enter a multitude of sporting activities provided by the Newquay secondary schools, and encourage all children to be involved in representing the school during their primary schooling.

 At Cubert School, we believe that learning is an active collaboration between home and school. In addition to regular homework such as reading, spelling, and maths we encourage parents to be actively engaged in their child’s learning and details of the topics we cover in each year group can be found on the year group page section of our school website.

The children in our school are taught in 3 stages – the Early Years Foundation stage, Key Stage 1 and Key stage 2. In the Foundation Stage the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 the children follow the National Curriculum. Further details of all the Key Stages in a primary school can be accessed by following this link:

National Curriculum

In addition to the National Curriculum we use the following schemes of work to support learning of specific subjects:

Phonics and Spelling: Our school uses the Read, Write Inc phonics scheme programme from EYFS through KS1, as well as the Fresh Start intervention programme for our older children when required. 

Reading: Reading is celebrated across the school and we aim to develop a love of reading in our children from a very early age. Children in Reception and Key Stage One have home reading books linked to the Read, Write Inc phonics scheme that we follow, along with other age-appropriate book-banded reading books.

Our Key Stage Two children can choose from a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books available to them from their classrooms, alongside a large section in the library. We encourage children to choose a book that interests them and teach them from the outset how to select books that are at the appropriate level to interest, yet challenge them. As well as this, all children have a school library book. 

 Mathematics: Our school uses White Rose Maths resources to support the teaching of maths across KS1 and KS2 which is based on the mastery approach. As well as number skills, children are taught to be curious, inquisitive learners. 

 If Parents/Carers have any questions or require any further information about our curriculum, please contact the office in the first instance asking them to forward your questions to the relevant members of staff.