What is our curriculum trying to achieve? Our curriculum has five key intentions: ASPIRATION; SECONDARY SCHOOL READY; A BREADTH OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS; LANGUAGE RICH WITH A LOVE OF READING; MAKING A POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION.
Our curriculum intent was formed with input from our children, staff and parents.
We want our curriculum to open children’s eyes to the lifelong learning journey beyond primary school and the pathways that they can take to university or in their career. Our curriculum must allow our children to compete and achieve at the highest level, and achieve equality of opportunities. To achieve this, our curriculum places a strong emphasis on ensuring children are confidently literate and numerate, as these skills underpin all learning.
SECONDARY SCHOOL READY
At its heart, our curriculum aims to develop children who are confident to start the next stage of their educational journey. Confident in themselves as individuals, and in their abilities as resilient learners, knowledgeable and interested in the world around them and able to question the things that they see.
A BREADTH OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
We want our curriculum to enable children to be well-rounded, in that they will be exposed to a curriculum that has breadth and depth, and can make links and connections with the local context and the wider world around them. Children are constantly working to develop their understanding, skills and knowledge. We will do this by recognising children’s prior learning and providing first hand learning experiences that inspire them to want to learn.
LANGUAGE RICH WITH A LOVE OF READING
We aim to foster our children with an intrinsic love of learning. An enriched vocabulary enables a better understanding of concepts and ideas and we facilitate access to knowledge beyond our pupils’ ordinary daily experiences. We do this by using high quality texts to establish an appreciation and love of reading, expanding their cultural capital and the breadth of their vocabulary.
MAKING A POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION
Staff model positive relationships, patience, kindness and conflict management. Personal qualities are also emphasised and utilised through our behaviour expectations that praises positive choices. Children’s health and wellbeing are also central to our wider curriculum. This combined with a mindfulness approach means our children are supported to be strong, both physically and emotionally. All of the adults in school know the children really well, meaning we can adapt our provision to meet their specific needs.
Attached below is the current information about our curriculum.