Curriculum

Curriculum intent

Our curriculum is an explicit and deliberate guarantor of equality. Our curriculum is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for the next stage of education. Our ambitious curriculum is designed to give all learners the passion for individual and communal pursuit of wisdom. We ensure that our curriculum gets children reading and keeps them reading using the Read, Write Inc programmes. Children are taught the right maths to ensure they're building on prior knowledge. Oracy runs through our curriculum like a golden thread to ensure we explicitly teach vocabulary and focus on speaking and listening. All children will have access to our broad and balanced curriculum.

2020-2021 Projects 

EYFS/KS1 

LKS2

UKS2

Aims

  • Engage children through interesting topics and hands-on activities.
  • Make meaningful links between subjects.
  • Develop children’s skills, knowledge and understanding of a range of themes and concepts.
  • Make effective connections to the real world.
  • Help children to think creatively and solve problems.
  • Develop children’s capacities to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Enable children to make choices about their learning.
  • Take account of children’s interests and fascinations.

 

Our approach:

  • develops children to the best of their abilities
  • helps children to find their passions and interests
  • facilitates children’s acquisition of knowledge, skills and understanding
  • helps children to develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically and morally
  • assists children in becoming independent, responsible, useful, confident and considerate members of the community
  • promotes a positive attitude towards learning, so children enjoy coming to school
  • helps children to acquire a solid basis for lifelong learning
  • creates and maintains an exciting and stimulating learning environment
  • ensures that each child’s education has continuity and progression
  • enables children to contribute positively within a culturally diverse society

 

 

Structure

Cornerstone graphic

Engage

  • hook learners in with a memorable experience
  • set the scene and provide the context
  • ask questions to provoke thought and interest
  • use interesting starting points to spark children’s curiosity

Develop

  • teach knowledge to provide depth of understanding
  • demonstrate new skills and allow time for consolidation
  • provide creative opportunities for making and doing
  • deliver reading, writing and talk across the curriculum

Innovate

  • provide imaginative scenarios for creative thinking
  • enable and assess the application of previously learned skills
  • encourage enterprise and independent thinking
  • work in groups and independently to solve problems

Express

  • encourage reflective talk by asking questions
  • provide opportunities for shared evaluation
  • celebrate success
  • identify next steps for learning

 

Find out more about our reading schemes under the Reading page.

 

Cornerstones

 

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Cornerstones: SMSC