Our Curriculum is led by key skills and centred around our school and the needs of our learners. We have identified 3 key drivers which we feel will further promote and develop our learners.
- Ambition – by this we mean that learners are self motivated and keen to extend and develop their learning further. They do this by asking questions, being motivated and inspired and see learning as a life skill not just something that happens in school. They set goals and have ownership over what they learn and pursue own interests.
- Knowledge of the World – by this we mean that our learners have a strong grasp of the world in which they live. They are knowledgeable about places in the world, know the seven continents and countries within them. They experience other areas and places within their locality and appreciate the diversity of cultures and faiths across the world.
- Creativity – by this we mean that our learners will have opportunities throughout the curriculum to develop their skills and knowledge of the Creative arts including the visual and performing arts, design and technology
Each class has been assigned the essential parts of the National Curriculum (breadth of study). This is the content and skills which are statutory and have to be taught at least once throughout the school. From this, each teacher will group the National Curriculum content to form creative ‘themes’. In order to ensure a full breadth of coverage the themes for terms 1/2 will be humanities based, terms 3/4 will be science/DT based, term 5 will be literacy based and term 6 will be linked the visual arts.
These themes will be firstly based on the essential National Curriculum content. Secondly, we will add the key drivers which we have judged to be of importance for our school. Thirdly, we will add in anything of relevance or meaning which could enrich the learning and experience further.
From these termly theme plans, teachers will design weekly/two weekly plans showing the key skills to be taught in order for children to learn and make progress. These key skills will be the same in every class. The difference will be that these skills are taught to the relevant level of attainment for each child so that they make progress.
Curriculum Booklets for Parents
These booklets provide information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for children in our school. By the end of the year we expect children to be secure in these skills so they are ready to progress onto the next year group.
These objectives will be the focus of teaching in class. Any extra support you can provide in helping your children to achieve these is greatly valued.
If you have any questions regarding the content of these booklets or want support in knowing how best to help your child please talk to your child’s teacher.
Papercopies can be obtained from the chool office on request.