Yenton Primary School, Chester Road, Erdington, Birmingham

Chester Road, Erdington, Birmingham, B24 0ED
Email: enquiry@yenton.bham.sch.uk
Tel: 0121 464 6588

Curriculum

Yenton Primary tries to cater for the full academic, emotional, social and moral development of all its pupils. We believe in a rich curriculum that engages all learners to do their very best.

A Strong Early Years Curriculum

A variety of teaching styles are used to deliver the curriculum effectively according to age, experience and ability. For the youngest children at Foundation Stage, the emphasis is on teaching through structured play (child initiated and adult led) to develop the 7 areas of learning. A strong early years’ curriculum ensures that we have solid foundations, from which children can grow and develop.

National Curriculum 2014

English, Maths and Science are the heart of the curriculum and take up the larger part of teaching time with Computing underpinning all subjects. We are determined that all children succeed and reach high standards. We firmly believe that 'any child is capable of anything.' History, Geography, RE, Art, Music, and PE are taught through an integrated topic approach.

Cross Curricular Topics

At Yenton Primary School the most important underlying principle of our curriculum is to help children learn, and deepen their understanding and skills across all subjects. We believe that a successful curriculum is brought to life by high quality teaching; inspirational learning activities and opportunities to listen and plan for the developing interests and motivations of children.

We have created a bespoke and continually developing curriculum which promotes a full range of thought provoking activities, provides a series of essential skills and developmental skills and therefore allows teachers the opportunity to plan, assess and monitor learning effectively.

Long Term Curriculum Plans

Here are our long term curriculum plans for 2016/17:

Key Skills in Each Year Group

Children will need to achieve the majority of the skills below in each year group to be described as meeting the 'age related expectation' for that year group:

Phonics Approaches and Reading Schemes

The document below explains our approach to reading and phonics:

English Curriculum - Words/Spellings

The letters below explain statutory words that the children will learn throughout the year:

Enrichment of the Curriculum

Making the curriculum fun and enriched with different experiences is a key part of what Yenton stands for. From sport to music, trips to special days Yenton offers valuable experiences for the children to enjoy and enhance their learning.

Our aim is that in every year there is a memorable experience for them to remember.

Music

In Year 2, children can play recorders in a recorder club.

In Year 4, every child has the opportunity to play either a woodwind or brass instrument every week free of charge! Children can then carry on with 1:1 tuition at half price in Years 5 and 6 and we currently have a number of children in orchestras and taking grade exams.

In our recent music concert, over 96 children took part in front of a packed audience.

Themed Days

We have different days to enhance the children's learning:

  • Art Day,
  • Science Day,
  • E-Safety Day,
  • Black History Week,
  • Divali Day.

Wider Curriculum

 
 

Trips

Every year group enjoys going on trips to help them learn more about their topics. Year 6 have a residential, whereas other year groups might go to Conkers, Sea Life Centre or Farms.

The table below shows school trips previously arranged in 2012/13 and planned for 2013/14. Please note that these are approximate costs, so parents can plan ahead.

Month Year Group Event Approx Cost
September Year 2 Beach Day Free
  Year 3 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery £7
  Year 2 Erdington Library Free
  Year 2 Sea Life Centre £10
  Year 5 Blakesley Hall £7
November Year 3 Stone Centre £13
  Year 1 Aston Hall £6.50
  Rec and Year 1 Pantomime £4
December Year 4 Roman Man £5
February Rec and Year 1 Animal Man £2
March Year 2 Plantsbrook Nature £3.50
  Year 6 Bockleton £135
  Year 5 Baptist Church Free
  Year 6 Baptist Church Free
April Year 3 Wylde Green Shops Free
  Year 5 Bikeability Free
May Rec Nature Centre £10
  Year 1 Umberslade Farm £13
June Year 6 Cannock Museum £13.50
  Year 2 Castle Day £5
  Year 3 Greek Man £5

Other Events:

  • November - Children in Need
  • Disco
  • Photos - individual and class

 

All documents on this page are in pdf format.