Intent - Our Vision for our Curriculum
Implementation - How do we achieve this?
At the heart of our curriculum are the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Religious Education.
We also truly value our wider curriculum, covering all other National Curriculum subjects. There is a whole-school theme for each term, driven by an area of the curriculum - History, Geography and The Arts. These themes lead to blocks of linked work in order to retain interest and ensure pace. Each half-term is linked to one of our core values: these values act as a gateway to the learning as we explore how the value is linked to the theme. Much of our work is ‘cross-curricular’ learning, where meaningful links can be made with other subjects that help secure prior learning or develop learning further.
All ‘units’ of learning will have an entry-based ‘hook’ to excite and engage the children, and a ‘purpose’ for study so that learning is meaningful and relevant for them.
We recognise the need for kinaesthetic learning in our school, and we encourage role-play and collaborative learning in each class. Where possible, learning is supported and enriched by field study, visits, workshops, artefact boxes, and practical resources.
Progression of knowledge, skills and understanding is carefully planned, reviewed and adapted yearly to ensure that children’s learning builds effectively over time, to ensure children are ready to meet the expectations of secondary school.
Our teaching practice will be rooted in evidence- based research. Teachers will be self-reflective and will enhance their teaching skills and strategies to help raise standards across the full breadth of the curriculum.
Children are involved in the planning stages of each theme, sharing what they already know about the focus area and creating research-style questions to be included through the blocks of learning.
We teach phonics lessons based on DfE Letters and Sounds and follow Power Maths to sequence our learning.
From their different starting points, all children will make good progress academically, emotionally, creatively, socially and physically. Knowledge, understanding, and skills will be secured and embedded so that children attain highly and are fully prepared for the next phase in their learning; and ultimately for secondary school and the wider world.They will have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and will listen respectfully and with tolerance to the views of others.
They will take pride in all that they do, always striving to do their best.
They will demonstrate emotional resilience and the ability to persevere when they encounter challenge.
They will develop a sense of self-awareness and become confident in their own abilities.
They will be kind, respectful and honest, demonstrate inclusive attitudes, and have a sense of their role in our wider society.
LEARNING THEMES (CYCLE A)
|KS1||FIRE, FIZZLE, FROST||TRAVELLING TASTE BUDS||WALK ON THE WILD SIDE|
|LKS2||IN THE BEGINNING||WILL YOU SURVIVE?||LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION|
|UKS2||A CRIME THROUGH TIME||WONDERFUL WORLD?||FRAGILE FOREST|
LEARNING THEMES (CYCLE B)
|KS1||ONCE UPON A...||MARVELLOUS MACHINES||WE CAN BE HEROES|
|LKS2||ROMANS ON THE RAMPAGE||REMEMBER MY NAME!||INTO THE AMAZON|
|UKS2||FRIEND OR FOE||COSMIC|