The Government have released a New National Curriculum which is to be implemented from September 2014. The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

Pupils in years 2 and 6 this year continue to study the old national curriculum in English and maths as the end of key stage tests (SATs) which they take in the summer are linked to this curriculum.

In addition to the national curriculum, pupils also have lessons in philosophy and chess for some of the year in order to help develop their thinking skills.

At Eastcote, we understand that the best education involves not just learning but learning how to learn.  Because of this we use an approach called “Building Learning Power” which means that in lessons, as well as focusing on the content, we also talk to the pupils about how they can improve their learning by using certain learning “muscles” such as collaboration, planning and imagination.  As well as this we have a whole-school focus on a different learning muscle every few weeks in which we help pupils understand how that particular muscle works.

If you would like to view a class Year Plan please look in the Learning Zone and click on the link but if you would like more information please do not hesitate to contact the school office.