Curriculum Statements of intent, implementation and impact
Our curriculum intent is driven by the need to prepare our children for their educational journey, enabling them to be ready for life in a society in which they will thrive.
Through high quality teaching of the National Curriculum, our ambitious programmes of study for each subject provide appropriate subject knowledge, relevant skills and understanding that progresses throughout each subject and every year so that children can reach and exceed their potential.
- provide challenge for all
- support them to push their own boundaries
- encourage curiosity and a passion to learn
- equip children with a diverse and rich vocabulary
- provide a set of values to prepare them for life beyond our school
- develop the behaviours learners need to succeed
- motivate children by planning purposeful activities which allow them to share their learning with an authentic audience
In summary, the intent of our curriculum is to:
- Cater for every child
- Challenge for all
- Prepare for future learning
Our English curriculum is taught through the novel study approach, using different books to generate unique writing opportunities. Books are chosen to both stimulate and challenge the children, leading to high-quality writing outcomes. Books are changed every six to ten weeks, allowing the children to experience a wide variety of authors and writing styles.
Reading and Phonics
Daily phonics is taught using the Read Write Inc. programme which allows them to decode text fluently. All children in EYFS and KS1 receive daily phonics teaching which combines the teaching of sounds required with the introduction of texts, linked to the children's level of development.
When children enter year 2, they also begin to access the Accelerated Reader system, which enables them to choose books within their ideal range for maximum reading progress and take interactive quizzes on each book to assess their understanding. Children are set targets for reading practice, which are reviewed regularly to motivate them to maintain regular reading, both at home and during opportunities for reading in school.
We follow the White Rose Schemes of work for planning, in addition to our own calculation policy. All classes follow a mastery approach and ensure that children are given the opportunity to apply skills learnt in reasoning and problem solving activities.
Knowledge organisers, which have been designed to make meaningful connections within and between subjects, are used to teach high quality, subject specific programmes of study. Carefully selected curriculum content and skills, as well as opportunities to reactivate prior learning, are planned in a well-structured, sequential way to allow children to know more and do more.
Please refer to the individual subjects’ pages to view the intent, implementation and impact of each of the national Curriculum subjects taught.
As demonstrated in school data outcomes, children achieve in line with other schools nationally in core and foundation subjects. This ensures that children are ready to face the next stage of their education because they are working in line with national expectations.
Monitoring opportunities within school, show that children can apply key developmental skills independently in a range of contexts.
Children talk with passion during pupil conferencing opportunities about their experiences and are able to demonstrate a resilience harboured from learning within a safe, challenging environment.
Our children have fully rounded characters with a clear understanding of complex values that prepares them for living in the community, demonstrating tolerance and equality. This is seen in the daily interaction of all members of our community, including staff and children.