As a school we believe every learning moment counts. We aim to broaden horizons by ensuring that we have high quality teaching and learning and a rich, broad and balanced curriculum that opens minds, motivates, challenges and excites lifelong learners.
To achieve this we have created the following curriculum intent:
Our curriculum is taught creatively. This means pupils experience lessons that link together learning that makes sense and naturally work together, providing them with opportunities to link their learning to real life contexts and apply key stills in other subject areas. For example, pupils could explore Healthy Eating in PSHCE, apply this learning in Design and Technology where they create Healthy Drinks for consumers and link their learning from Science on Nutrition and Digestion.
Our pupils learn the National Curriculum through broad topic areas where they experience an exciting start to immerse them into the theme, create awe and wonder and lead them in to asking questions they would like to answer. For example, whilst learning the 'Pharoahs' topic, pupils are learning primarily about ancient Egypt, but will explore the question 'What makes a leader?' where they will explore the role of child leader Tutankhamun. Through this approach, pupils learn important key knowledge and understanding, but also develop critical thinking skills that help them to remember, understand, apply, analyse, evaluate and create. Pupils experience a purposeful learning journey, where they work towards answering key questions, and producing work for a defined purpose.
We want our pupils to be well-rounded individuals who develop lifelong learning skills, therefore we teach our pupils how to apply our school values in their curriculum learning. This supports them to be aspirational learners, who can persevere, be resilient, be independent, be curious and engage fully in every learning opportunity.
The table below shows our whole school Curriculum Overview. Underneath, you will find a link to each year group's half termly curriculum map which give more detail about each topic.