CURRICULUM STATEMENT OF INTENT - July 2019
Our school vision is that: ‘Every child through nurture, support and challenge will achieve their absolute best, both academically and socially.’ We have an inclusive curriculum which is challenging and stretching, with access to all learners.
Children develop skills and knowledge within a broad and balanced curriculum. Our curriculum encourages creativity and equal value is given to each subject. The Curriculum taught is in line with the statutory guidance as outlined in The New National Curriculum 2014. At the heart of the taught curriculum are the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science. Our wider curriculum, covers all other National Curriculum subjects, including French.
We use the 2014 National Curriculum and the Chris Quigley Essentials Curriculum to map out our class “themes” based upon a geographical country or city and concepts that can show how ideas have developed over time (to develop historic understanding). We have developed a bespoke curriculum thinking carefully about how to ‘hook children’s interest’ in learning, for example by having ‘WOW days’ termly to inspire our pupils. We develop children’s aspirations for their future and self-help skills for maintaining their well-being, whilst broadening their horizons through new experiences.
Within this system we work within 2 Milestones - Milestone 2 (Years 3 and 4) and Milestone 3 (Years 5 and 6). Within each Milestone, children develop the knowledge and transferable skills which allows children to access all areas of the curriculum. We encourage our children to develop a passion for leaning, being inquisitive, active and curious learners who are independently motivated.
In 2018, OFSTED, in regard to our new curriculum, commented that, ‘parents appreciate the broad and balanced curriculum on offer’ and that, ‘the school works hard to provide a well-rounded education in a very caring school.’ Our children show respect for and tolerance of alternative perspectives through our school’s values of friendship, trust, thankfulness and responsibility. We aim for our children to have flexible and positive attitude towards life’s challenges, showing resilience.
In order for children to reach high expectations we monitor their progress in relation to the expectations and employ a range of teacher, peer and self-assessment strategies. Meaningful curricular links are always made with the local community and visitors into school and visits within the local area enhance our curriculum. We expect our children to think deeply and critically, whilst being encouraged to be globally responsible citizens.
Year 3 Curriculum
Year 4 Curriculum
Year 5 Curriculum
Year 6 Curriculum
If you would like to find out more about the curriculum in our school, please contact the school office.