Grow Together, Achieve Together

Curriculum

 

Curriculum Planning

Teaching in the school uses a cross curricular approach involving the children in planning and creating their own learning journey based on a given theme. Children are involved in the selection of the themes for each year group ensuring that the curriculum caters to their interests and needs. In order to enhance the curriculum the children take part in various educational visits, for example we have visited places such as Attingham Park, Cosford Aerospace Museum, Blue Planet Aquarium and Techniquest. The school also has various visitors who are invited in to enhance the children's learning for the current topics, these include theatre companies, storytellers, musicians etc.

 

 

Curriculum Statement

Our curriculum has been designed with the involvement of staff, governors and children.  It is carefully sequenced to ensure breadth and depth of learning.    It provides a broad range of experiences for our children and takes into consideration backgrounds, diversity and our learning community. 

The following drivers will underpin all areas of our curriculum;

Values - These support the development of the whole child as a reflective learner within a calm, caring, happy and purposeful atmosphere.

Inclusion - To have a highly inclusive approach, believe that every child is an individual, and must be treated as such. Being ‘fair’ is not about everyone getting the same (equality) but about everyone getting what they need (equity).

Experiences – Through experiences, we will inspire children to expand their knowledge of community and the wider world. To create ambition, aspirations for the future and a culture which enables children to challenge themselves.

The curriculum will

Deliver values, which are the basis for the social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and moral development of the whole child.

Encourage children to consider these values and thereby to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable them to develop as reflective learners and grow to be stable, educated and emotionally intelligent adults.

Be challenging but stimulating to promote resilient learners who can use their initiative. 

Ensure children have the skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education.

Place a high priority on children’s physical and mental well-being to ensure a holistic approach to development. 

Instil confidence, enjoyment and the opportunity to take and manage risks

Ensure children acquire a broad range of knowledge that build over time.

Incorporate outdoor experiences where appropriate to allow children to engage with the natural world.

Provide opportunities for children to fulfil their potential across all subjects, which is carefully tracked to ensure progress.

Aim to provide enriching experiences that celebrate community and events 

Incorporate the statutory requirements of the new National Curriculum 2014 and other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the children in our school. 

Curriculum Overview

Further details can be found on the year group curriculum newsletters (Children - Year Groups)