Our Curriculum Journey 2019 onwards
Since March 2019, we have been working as a school community to revisit the way in which our school curriculum is put together and what we want the children to learn in their 4 years with us. This is a huge undertaking and we have, and are, putting considerable thought and effort into creating a curriculum that will engage our children even more than previously. It will provide them with the key skills of Numeracy, Literacy and Oracy that will enable them to continue their learning journey into secondary education and beyond whilst providing them with a deeper knowledge about the wider world that they live in.
Our curriculum re-design journey is a long one and we will encounter bumps along the way but the model that we are putting in place, based on research and the school community's views is proving to be exciting and effective. The children are clear that they are enjoying our new way of learning and have been proud to show off how much more knowledge thy have acquired. INSET time last year and the remainder of this year's is devoted to improving what we teach and how we teach it but we also know that we will continue to adjust and enhance our curriculum in future years.
We remain committed to the following ideals that, however designed, our curriculum should entitle ALL children to a broad, balanced and relevant education that enables them to make progress, to develop their skills, knowledge and interests and which prepares them for the next stage of their learning journey.
We aim to :
- enable all children to make progress and to achieve
- develop the basic skills that will support them throughout their life
- broaden their aspirations, experiences, knowledge, skills and understanding
- promote British values (democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs)
- equip children with the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to make positive choices
- help them become healthy and active adults
Focussing on our school motto of PRIDE allows us to personalise the national curriculum (click here) so that it meets the needs of all of our children and allows them to:
For further information about the thinking behind our curriculum, please click here.
Other useful national documents: