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Curriculum

Our aim is to produce well rounded community members at the end of the Cleves experience. We give the children a wide range of experiences which will enthuse and excite them and thus encourage high quality learning. We have high expectations of all. We believe that our curriculum should prepare children for life in a fast changing society. We place emphasis on the development of six learning behaviours and teach our pupils to be:

  • Independent Learners
  • Self-Managers
  • Effective Participants
  • Creative Thinkers
  • Reflective Learners
  • Team Workers

These are qualities that are important through life. They can be developed at home as well as at school and we hope you will help us in this way. Our curriculum is innovative in that we seek to teach key life skills as well as knowledge. The children know which skills they are striving to develop in their learning and assess their progress at the end of session. Personal development holds equal importance to academic importance at Cleves and you will see a total transformation of your children during their time here. Self esteem is key and we seek to develop this through a variety of activities and a positive attitude. To accompany the six learning behaviours we have identified what we consider five fundamental values which are taught and encouraged in all aspects of school life. They link closely to British Values and also form an integral part of the taught curriculum at Cleves. These are:

  • Tolerance
  • Respect
  • High Aspirations
  • Working Together
  • Honesty
  • Academic Development

We track children's academic development very carefully as they progress through the school.We set for Maths throughout the school. These sets are not rigid but are reviewed regularly so that children can move if necessary. We assess the children regularly in the core subjects - English, Maths and Science and we also assess the children's progress against our outstanding learning behaviours. We value the development of the whole child rather than just Key Stage 2 SATs results.

Excellence in Learning

We teach our children how to learn through raising awareness of the learning process, encouraging them to evaluate their attitudes, strengths and areas for development. We want our children to become self reliant, independent learners. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum with a wide range of opportunities and experiences supported by specialist teachers.

Topic Overviews

At Cleves we follow a topic based curriculum. This allows us to link subjects meaningfully together under a topic title. Year groups tend to have a different topic title for each term  and these are often linked to Geography and History areas. Maths continues to be taught as a discreet subject and grouped according to ability. More detailed curriculum information regarding the content studied in each year can be viewed by clicking on the links below. 

Year Group

2017/18

Year 3

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Year 4

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Year 5

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Year 6

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Curriculum Maps

Every term we issue parents with a Curriculum Map which gives you an overview of the different areas of the curriculum for that term. You can download these from the table below.

Year Group

Autumn Term 2017

(Spring Term 2017)

(Summer Term 2017)

Year 3

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Year 4

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Year 5

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Year 6

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Information Technology

At Cleves we are extremely proud to offer extensive IT resources including nearly 300 mobile devices, iPads and laptops. We even have our own radio station! IT is integrated across the entire curriculum and permeates all subjects. Internet safety is an important part of our Computing Curriculum where children are taught how to keep safe and behave online. We have a dedicated Internet Safety area on the website and this link can be accessed via the menu on the left hand side of this page. 

Special Days/Trips

Each year group will experience several day trips whilst they are at Cleves. Year 3 visit the British Museum and Year 4 visit local churches and the Science Museum, Year 5 visit Hampton Court Palace while Year 6 go to London to watch the Lion King. in school we regularly hold special days and special weeks and these include Carnival Day (Year 3), India Day (Year 4), Tudor and Decade Day (Year 5), Evacuee Day (Year 6), Shakespeare Week and Book Week amongst others.

Residential Visits

Each year group organises a residential visit which is related to the curriculum. We feel these are an integral part of the curriculum at Cleves and help to develop independence.

  • Year 3 - Sayers Croft, Surrey - 2 nights, 3 days
  • Year 4 - Hooke Court, Dorset - 3 nights, 4 days
  • Year 5 - Little Canada - Isle of Wight - 3 nights, 4 days
  • Year 6 - Liddington Activity Centre, Wiltshire - 4 nights, 5 days

Personal Development

Personal development holds equal importance to academic importance at Cleves and we hope you will see a total transformation of your children during their time here. Self esteem is key and we seek to develop this through a variety of activities and a positive attitude.