Our School Curriculum
The curriculum from Year 1 to Year 6 includes all the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum (revised September 2014). National Curriculum 2014
The National Curriculum comprises English, Maths, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, Music, PE, Languages (French in Key Stage 2 at Spindle Point) and Religious Education (Spindle Point follows the locally agreed syllabus).
The school chooses to organise the curriculum so meaningful links can be made between different subjects. Our ‘Creative Curriculum’ focuses on a number of themes or topics across the year. These are not set in stone and can be adapted year on year to meet the interests of the class or to reflect events taking place locally, nationally or internationally (eg the Olympic Games). Where adaptations are made we ensure that the statutory content is still addressed.
We know that children learn best when they are excited and interested. We enhance our school curriculum with a wide range of special events (WOW events). These include educational visits, visitors to school, links with local high schools to make use of facilities/expertise, whole school special learning days or weeks, charity events. We endeavour to take up opportunities as and when they arise in order to give children valuable learning experiences eg Music projects with the Hallé Orchestra, author visits through the School’s Library Service, First Aid through St John’s Ambulance. In collaboration with local primary schools some children access learning experiences targeted at gifted and more able children eg art, maths events, local history events.
At Spindle Point we are very fortunate to have extensive outdoor space and increasingly we are utilising this resource for learning outside the classroom. All children in school have the opportunity to undertake gardening, including growing and harvesting fruits and vegetables. Our school grounds contain an orienteering trail and ‘adventure’ play areas for all children.
The school is very proud of its music education and boasts an excellent school choir. Children have the opportunity to play a wide range of musical instruments. The school also buys into the Wider Opportunities Programme run by Bolton’s music service. Every child at Spindle Point has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (clarinet) for at least one year (Year 5).
Please click the links below to view our Curriculum Overviews