Teaching and Learning in our School

We want children to have a memorable experience at Orchard that encourages and inspires them to achieve in life and to aim to exceed their potential. We hope to foster the attitude of wanting to learn as well as needing to learn.

 

Our Curriculum Aims

The underpinning principles of our curriculum are committed to providing quality and excellence through an exciting, stimulating environment that stretches and develops the child as a whole.

  • To provide a broad and balanced curriculum that includes our statutory obligations within the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the National Curriculum.
  • To enhance pupils’ individual capabilities, encouraging individuals to become independent, self-motivated and self-disciplined learners and members of school and the community.
  • To encourage lively, enquiring minds and an enthusiasm towards school and education.
  • To build confidence, self-respect, self-esteem and a sense of responsibility in each child; to help pupils to work co-operatively with consideration for others; to encourage pride in our school and community and to establish high standards in work and behaviour.
  • To ensure that our pupils become literate and numerate.
  • To develop enquiry, problem solving and creative skills and IT capability in line with the aims of the National Curriculum.
  • To enable each pupil to develop physical awareness, stressing the values of healthy living and an understanding of the workings of the human body.
  • To develop in pupils a respect for other people’s cultures and origins, and to reject biased attitudes towards sexism, racism and disability.
  • To provide opportunities for spiritual growth. To help children to consider their own beliefs and those of others.
  • To develop an understanding of an ever changing world concerning work, leisure and the environment.