Our curriculum is designed to be well-balanced and up-to-date. It is also continuously under review. We follow the British Curriculum but with inclusion from Nigerian and other vibrant curricula.
Each child learns through carefully selected themes, which incorporate the Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in both the British and Nigerian Curricula.
Some Days in the school calendar, usually one day each month is a special theme days in school.
Theme days afford the school the opportunity to teach a specific topic or subject, be it an idea, a virtue, a colour, or an attitude in a subtle way. At other times they help to foster our school spirit.
Some examples are:
- Jeans day
- Ethnic day
- National day
- Valentine’s day
- Professions day
Other notable days in the year are also celebrated. These Include:
- Child Rights Day
- World Water Day
- Tuberculosis Day
- HIV Day
- World Human Right Day etc.
On entry to the Foundation or Elementary classes, all children will be assessed to enable teaching staff to provide a teaching program appropriate to each child’s individual abilities.
Teachers follow the Foundation Stage Assessment Programme (FSAP) and at the end of Reception 2, every child will receive a complete Foundation Stage profile.
Your child will be formally and informally assessed throughout their time at school so that staff can plan effectively for their learning.
At the end of Years 2 and 6 (key stages 1 and 2), all children undergo end-of-key-stage tests. Parents are informed of test results and we provide the opportunity to discuss progress regularly at Open Day.
How well do our pupils achieve?
Pupils achieve well by the end of Year 6 in reaching above-average standards. The progress pupils make has been increasing consistently over the years.
Learning Support in Newland School provides extra help or support to pupils with learning difficulties, so they can get the most out of their education and reach their fullest potential. Our aim is to promote the engagement and learning of pupils with specific learning difficulties in the areas of literacy, numeracy, communication, language, and behavior, by setting suitable learning challenges; responding to pupils' diverse needs; and overcoming potential barriers to learning.