Our Curriculum Vision
Our curriculum will be designed to be supportive, innovative, inclusive, inspiring, evidence informed, and relevant so that our children will be prepared for life as future citizens.
All pupils develop transferable learning strategies and effective learning behaviours.
The curriculum has space for curiosity, creativity, and freedom to experiment which encourage a love of learning.
Teaching and learning recognise and meet the needs of all our children.
Love of learning is growing and horizons are broadening.
The best evidence is used to underpin the teaching and learning.
Our children are equipped to be the citizens of the future, within and beyond our community.
Through 2017-18 we launched our Learning Behaviours in school. Learning Behaviours are fundamental behaviours or characteristics which help people to learn. We have put a lot of thought into which behaviours we think are most important for learning:
- Curiosity & Questioning
- Positive Attitude
- Perseverance & Resilience
- Collaboration (working together)
- Creative and Critical Thinking
The essential idea is that by teaching, coaching and encouraging the children in these behaviours, their overall capability for learning is enhanced – improving their ability to learn in any subject or area. In addition, these are all essential life skills which will help to prepare the children for their future in an ever-changing world.
To help us to introduce Learning Behaviours into school, the children designed a series of characters to illustrate each behaviour. We have also added some simple definitions to aid understanding.
In Term 1 we will be focusing on ‘Independence’.
Our English is taught through a series of units across the year, These are based on genres of writing and incorporate the other areas of the English curriculum.
We use the White Rose Maths Hub resources to deliver our maths curriculum.
Our topics include all areas of the curriculum linked together where possible and appropriate.
Each topic is launched with a whole school 'wow' event and ends with a whole school celebration event.