Our Federation prides itself on providing a wide and varied curriculum, which is designed with the children at its centre. Teachers plan and deliver creative, topic based lessons and use many resources and equipment to help inspire and encourage pupil's, providing a purpose to their learning. We use our outdoor spaces as a learning platform which helps promote team work and problem solving skills as well as ensuring all learning styles are accommodated. At Halwill there is a 'Wild For Learning' area which is a continually developing project. This wild space has an orchard, two ponds, willow structures and sensory garden which is enjoyed by pupils from both schools. At Ashwater there is a garden area, where the children plant (and harvest) a variety of seasonal produce, as well as a pond and seating area. Our curriculum is further enhanced by educational visits and visitors on a regular basis. For example, visits to: Rosemoor, Exeter Museum, Plymouth Aquarium, Paignton Zoo, Bude beach, Clip and Climb and visits from local artists, authors, police and fire services. Residential visits are organised with Key Stage 2.
We follow the National Curriculum, which became statutory in 2014. Our mixed age classes benefit from an exciting rolling programme that provides lots of engaging opportunites. For children in EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) we follow the Early Years Framework where children are given opportunities to reach the Early Learning Goals through a combination of stimulating child initiated and adult led activities.
The National Curriculum, EYFS Framework, class Long Term Planning and Termly forecasts can be found in the 'Curriculum Overview' section below.