Feniton Primary School

Part of the Otter Valley Federation

  • Feniton C of E Primary School
    Station Road, Feniton, Honiton
    Devon EX14 3EA

    (01404) 850303

  • Otter Valley Federation

    Otter Valley Federation

School Curriculum

We have invested a great amount of time in ensuring the curriculum at Feniton is outstanding; that it is broad, balanced and inspires all children to learn and show mastery of different subjects.

We aim to foster a life-long love of learning, through delivering a twenty first century education which is relevant to the children and which interests them so they want to keep asking questions and explore subjects in greater depth. A practical and cross-curricular approach to learning encourages the children to be independent, reflective learners and responsible citizens. We work together with parents and children to identify children’s individual needs, providing additional support and new challenges to help every child be ‘stretched’ in their learning and fulfil their potential.

We achieve this through:

  • effective planning that takes account of the learning needs of all pupils;
  • effective teaching that motivates and inspires all pupils to achieve their best work;
  • relevant opportunities for pupils to engage in a wide range of challenging learning experiences;
  • appropriate continuity and progression in the learning of all pupils from Early Years to Year 6;
  • a combination of the best features of educational practice whilst implementing the National Curriculum 2014 as part of our wider school curriculum.

We provide parents with up to date termly information about the curriculum for their child’s year group. Parents are also invited to a start of year Q&A session to meet the class teacher and learn about expectations for the year ahead.

Three times a year parents are invited to meet with the class teacher to discuss their child’s achievements and progress in learning. An interim report is published in February and an end of year report is sent home in July.

New curriculum changes from September 2014Parents Complete Guide to the New CurriculumParent Update on Assessment ChangesOur Approach to Teaching Reading and Phonics

Our Mastery Curriculum

Our mastery learning model forms the basis of our approach to traditional teaching. This means spending greater time going into depth about a subject as opposed to racing through the things that all children should know. Previously, racing through content lead to some children having large gaps in subject knowledge because the concept they had just learnt was either too big or learnt too quickly. As a primary school, it is our duty to ensure that children have an absolutely solid, concrete understanding of subject knowledge and skills as well as being emotionally resilient for secondary school.

In short, this means working towards:

  • Teach less, learn more: less teacher talk and more evidencing learning and progress
  • No child left behind: all children are enabled to keep up every day.
  • Space and time to experience and apply, with all children entitled to additional support to ensure they do not fall behind or to go deeper
  • Understanding real life applications wherever possible to make learning relevant and not abstract; nothing should be taught without a purpose.

Click on the link below to find out more about our mastery model of learning in different subjects.