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Please click below for our curriculum vision at Kings Copse Primary School.
At Kings Copse we aim to provide a comprehensive academic, spiritual, moral, social, cultural and physical education for all children. Through our curriculum – including taught lessons, the provision of experiences, a range of enrichment activities and extra-curricular opportunities – our thoughtful and wide-ranging promotion of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and physical well-being enables our children to thrive in a supportive, highly cohesive learning community. We have created a document to provide a snapshot of the breadth and range of these opportunities that can be downloaded by clicking the below.
This is included in the wider curriculum area of personal, social and health education. Our specific sex and relationships programme begins in Year 5 and continues throughout Year 6. Before the children undertake a module of work, parents are invited to attend a meeting where information about the curriculum content is shared. If a parent wishes to to opt a child out of this programme (due to personal or religious reasons), they may do so if they wish.
Our educational aims are the same for all our children. We respond to all children’s diverse learning needs but recognise that some children may experience barriers to their learning. Such children may need additional or different help from their peers throughout or at any time during their school career. Where a child has a specific individual need, this will be identified as early as possible, working in close partnership with parents and other professionals.
The school will make effective provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), in accordance with the principles set out in the ‘Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2001’ and Hampshire’s SEND Policy. Class teachers and the school’s SEND co-ordinator (SENDCO) are available in school to discuss any concerns parents may have in relation to SEND.
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We offer a range of clubs and activities in school. These may be run by a member of staff, a volunteer or sometimes a commercial company. Information is given to children each term about the clubs that will be available. Permission from parents must be received before a child can take part in an extra-curricular club. If a club is run by an outside agency, a charge will be made.
The school organises specialist instrumental tuition through Hampshire Music Service. Parents pay for these lessons on a termly basis. They are heavily subsidised by the school. Instruments that children have learned previously have included guitar, flute, recorder, piano and drums.
The school seeks opportunities when appropriate to broaden the children’s experiences. Throughout the year, the children have the opportunity to take part in a range of educational visits that enhance the curriculum. These change each year but may include: local walks; museum or gallery visits; trips to historical sites; visits to the theatre or arts companies; river studies; local animal parks (such as Marwell Zoo) and Hampshire curriculum centres (e.g. the Search Museum in Gosport).
We also have many visitors to school. Recently these have included: authors (such as Paul Geraghty); community professionals (such as the police, school nurse and fire service); sports coaches (who lead workshops/lessons for the children); members of local churches (who support our RE curriculum and assemblies) and subject specialists (for example, Roman workshops or a Mathmagican).
In Year 6, the children have the opportunity to take part in a residential visit. Previous residential visits have included Stubbington, Osmington Bay and Brownsea Island.