How the curriculum is organised at Orleans Primary School

At Orleans, we plan to ensure that every child receives a broad, balanced curriculum. We design, structure and plan our curriculum to ensure children are not merely covering content but achieving a depth to their learning, moving beyond the point of initial mastery, enabling them to utilise and transfer their knowledge, skills and understanding within all areas of the curriculum. Teachers at Orleans plan rich, extended learning experiences so that the children have the opportunity to engage in meaningful learning – our children understand what they are learning but also why they are learning it.

We have designed, structured and planned our curriculum content with the aim of ensuring every child achieves academic and personal success, and develops a life-long love of learning, whatever their starting point.  At Orleans, we place high priority on ensuring children’s physical and mental well-being.

Our curriculum places importance on both core and foundation subjects. Each subject leader has a subject specialism and leads this subject, working alongside the Head teacher and Senior Leadership Team to ensure high quality learning takes place, how well children are progressing in the subject throughout the school and what actions the school needs to take to improve the teaching and learning that children receive.

Our school Governors play an active role in ensuring the curriculum is inspiring, rich and challenging, providing children with the best possible education empowering them to be valuable and valued citizens who will contribute positively to our ever-changing world.

At Orleans, we aim for excellence in the delivery of our curriculum and for all our pupils to excel. We follow the National Curriculum, enriching it through well thought out strategies to engage our pupils and make the learning experience fun and exciting: creating motivated and enthusiastic learners.  We also plan visits out of school and visitors into school to support us in delivering an inspirational curriculum. We aim to develop lively, enquiring minds and a positive, confident attitude towards learning.

Our teachers plan in Year group teams to ensure there is parity of planned learning experiences.  The curriculum is enhanced by use of a wealth of resources and involvement of the local community. Each year we plan special theme weeks when we come away from the usual curriculum and focus on a specific subject. This gives children the opportunity to apply the skills they have learnt in reading, writing and mathematics throughout the week.

Please see YEAR GROUP PAGES for curriculum information and curriculum maps

Timings of the day at Orleans Primary 

Please note that these timings have changed from the start of September 2020 - due to Covid-19 restrictions

 

Activity

Time

Morning Nursery

Start - Morning Learning – Both adult led and child initiated 

8.45am - 10.15am

Whole Class learning

10.15am - 10.30am

Morning Learning – Both adult led and child initiated 

10.30am - 11.45am

Finish

11.45am

Afternoon Nursery

Start - Afternoon Learning - Both adult led and child initiated 

12.30pm - 2pm

Whole Class learning

2pm - 2.15pm

Afternoon Learning – Both adult led and child initiated 

2.15pm - 3.30pm

Finish

3.30pm

 

Reception

Start – Morning Learning – Both adult led and child initiated 

8.50am - 10.30am

Class reflection time

10.30am - 10.45am

Morning Learning – Both adult led and child initiated 

10.45am - 11.45am

Lunch

11.45am -  12.45pm

Afternoon Learning – Both adult led and child initiated 

12.45pm - 3.10pm

Finish

3.10pm

 

Key Stage 1

Year 1 and Year 2

Start and morning lessons

9.00am - 10.30am

Assembly

10.30am - 10.45am

Playtime

10.45am - 11am

Second session of morning lessons

11.00am - 12pm

Lunch

12pm – 1pm

First session of afternoon lessons

1pm – 2pm

Afternoon playtime

2pm – 2.15pm

Second session of afternoon lessons

2.15pm – 3.15pm

 

Key Stage 2

Year 3

Start and morning lessons

8.55am - 10.30am

Assembly

10.30am - 10.45am

Playtime

10.45am - 11am

Second session of morning lessons

11am - 12pm

Lunch

12pm - 1pm

First session of afternoon lessons

1pm - 2.10pm

Second session of afternoon lessons

2.10pm - 3.20pm

 

Key Stage 2

Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6

Start and morning lessons

8.55am - 10.30am

Playtime

10.30am - 10.45am

Assembly

10.45am - 11am

Second session of morning lessons

11am - 12.30pm

Lunch

12.30pm - 1.30pm

First session of afternoon lessons

1.30pm - 2.20pm

Second session of afternoon lessons

2.20pm - 3.20pm

 

Address

Orleans Primary School, Hartington Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3EN