At Ireby Church of England school, the quality of our curriculum is central to supporting our Christian vision and values. Through our curriculum, it is our hope that our children develop a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.We want our children to know that they are part of our local, national and global community and that, in their own unique way, they can help to make our world better place.
At Ireby school we are blessed with a unique set of circumstances. Firstly we have a team of staff and governors totally committed to delivery of our Christian vision and values. Secondly, we live in one of the most beautiful parts of the United Kingdom with access to virtually unlimited environmental, cultural, economic and historical heritage; and thirdly 'we have a minibus - and we use it!' (OFSTED 2019)
Below you will find some helpful documents; including the 2014 National Curriculum which we use support our planning.
Our curriculum is designed to be accessible by all our children, and complies with our duties set out in the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational and Disability Regulations 2014. Click the links to find out more.
In the meantime, please don't hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher(s) for further information about the curriculum or see our school Twitter feed (click 'HOME' tab above).
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.
You can view the EYFS Framework and curriculum below:
Children learn to photograph nature with local photographer Carmen Norman, supporting our Christian value of Creation
All our children learn to play the guitar led by musician Colin Hendra
Keys Stage 1 and 2
Full National Curriculum
We use the 'Power of Reading' to support our learning.
We use the Carlisle Diocese planning to support the delivery of RE and the fulfilment of the Cumbria Agreed Syllabus
White Rose Maths supports maths teaching across the school
We use Letters and Sounds to support our phonics teaching in EYFS and KS 1
Accelerated Reader and MyOn are both used to support reading across the school.