At The victory Primary School we aim to provide the children with a curriculum which is broad, well balanced and focused on what our children need to learn to progress in life. In addition to acquiring skills and knowledge we aim to help the children to grow in confidence and maturity so that they can be successful in the next stage of their education. We aim to provide the children with real life and practical experiences, alongside a wide range of visits, visitors and extra-curricular activities.
Since September 2014, we have been teaching the new primary National Curriculum. However, In Years 2 and 6, we are still teaching the former primary National Curriculum in English, Mathematics and Science, as is required by law. We welcome the new National curriculum which has given us the impetus to increase the challenge in the learning that we provide.
The children who attend our Unit for language impairment also follow the National Curriculum and also benefit from learning opportunities targeted at their special educational need.
Our Early Years and Foundation Stage classes follow the Statutory Framework for the curriculum.
The new National Curriculum comprises of core subjects:
English, Mathematics, Science
And foundation subjects:
History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art and Design, Music, Physical Education (PE) and Computing
The teaching of Religious Education is statutory in all schools. It is taught following the Portsmouth Agreed Syllabus.
PSHE and Citizenship is integrated into our curriculum to ensure children are prepared for life in modern day Britain. We follow the SEAL themes aiming to ensure children develop their social and emotional aspects of learning. We have a strong focus, both in the classroom and in assemblies, on promoting the school’s values, safety and anti-bullying as well as addressing issues which arise for individuals, groups, locally, nationally and internationally.
At The Victory Primary School we place great emphasis on English and Mathematics as these underpin many of the other aspects of the taught curriculum.
Whilst a large amount of curriculum time is given to English and Mathematics as often as possible the learning will be linked between subjects. The school has prescriptive practices on how English and Mathematics is taught. Our common agreed practices ensure continuity in learning across the school. At the centre of our curriculum are quality texts around which the learning is planned and brought alive.
A school improvement priority for 2014/15 has been to develop a love of reading amongst our children by promoting reading to children and families as a valuable and fun life skill.
The school provides a large variety of after school clubs to cater for the different interests of children. Our children can also choose from a wide range of activities and sports at which they can represent the school. This year a priority has been to get parents more involved in the education of their children through events, celebrations and family learning.
On one afternoon a week, when the teachers are engaged in planning, preparation and assessment, the children take part in ‘University afternoon.’ On that afternoon, in half term blocks, they will benefit from PE coaching (e.g. rugby, dancing or cricket) and another activity such as computer programming, cooking or art/design.
We are currently reviewing our assessment procedures now that we have a curriculum without levels. This year, like all United Learning schools, we will continue with our level system from previous years whilst we explore new ways to track children's progress.
Assessment for learning is at the heart of our practice and this is how we ensure children continue to make the best progress they can in school.
For more details about each of the subjects please click on them below:
Computing and ICT
Music and Drama
Modern Foreign Languages