Our curriculum has been designed to provide opportunities and experiences to develop children socially, emotionally and spiritually to become confident, well rounded individuals.
All children, irrespective of background, will receive the same relevant curriculum which exposes them to cultural experiences beyond the local environment and celebrates the differences and richness each child can bring.
We as educators will provide a constructive approach to learning which is child led and appreciates each pupil's uniqueness and ensures all learners have an active role in their educational journey.
As a collaboration we share the following values that we believe will support our pupils to fulfil their potential to become responsible citizens and unite us in our vision to create leaders of the future.
- Be kind
- Be responsible
- Be aspirational
Our practice follows the principles of effective learning. These are:
- Positive attitude
- Involvement and concentration
- Embracing challenge and developing resilience
- Enjoy achieving
- Creative and thinking critically
- Independent thinking
- Linking learning
- Determination to complete and improve
- Choosing ways to do things
The following aspects drive our curriculum:
- Child led - following the interests, experiences and questions our children bring with them to school. We also ensure that our exciting curriculum is relevant to the ever changing needs of our pupils.
- Enriched curriculum that challenges and excites, both inside and outside of the classroom.
- Community links(when possible) which helps pupils to become active and responsible members of our school, the local community and beyond.
We have structured our curriculum so that knowledge and skills within each subject are progressive and show continuity. Our academic curriculum uses both the EYFS and the National Curriculum as a basis for content and expectations. We build upon this to fully equip children as well-rounded individuals prepared for the modern world.
Each term will have an topics which will allow the children to develop a thirst for knowledge and an eagerness to learn.
Progress is measured through the careful analysis of the application of skills across the curriculum showing how acquisition of knowledge is enhanced by expectations to evidence quality thinking and demonstrate understanding.
All staff are involved with a consistent cycle of monitoring to gauge the impact of curriculum design. Monitoring of subjects occurs through lesson observations, book scrutiny, learning walks, discussions with children and listening to staff views of how improvements can be made. This information is shared with the governors each term and the school development plan is amended and added to as necessary.
When measuring attainment and progress, we always consider starting points of children but also ensure that we are striving for it to be in line with or exceed age related expectations.
We measure not just the work our pupils produce but the behaviour we see each and every day in all learners.
We know that the curriculum is successful when our pupils show that they have enjoyed learning, don't give up, show high motivation to succeed and achieve and are equipped with all the personal skills to do this.
The school follows the National Curriculum as a framework of what to teach all children across the school so that they all have access to and experience of the same basic knowledge and understanding in a range of subjects.
The National Curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge and teachers use this as the starting point when planning an enhanced National Curriculum that is engaging, varied and purposeful. This leads onto developing exciting, stimulating and challenging lessons to promote the development of the children's knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the school's wider school curriculum.
Please click the link below the access the National Curriculum Schemes
- Phonics- Essential Letters and Sounds
- Maths- White Rose and we often use Gareth Metcalfe or enrich to deepen knowledge and understanding
- English- Book based studies
- Science- CUSP based but a number of different resources including Explorify
- History, Geography, Art & DT - CUSP
- Music- Charanga
- PSHE & RSE - Jigsaw
|Design and Technology