Curriculum Statements of intent, implementation and impact

Intent

Our curriculum intent is driven by the knowledge of a need to prepare our children for their educational journey; enabling them to be ready for life in a society in which they will thrive.

 Our curriculum therefore provides appropriate subject knowledge, relevant skills and understanding that progresses throughout each subject and every year so that children can reach and exceed their potential.

 It will:

  • provide challenge for all
  • support them to push their own boundaries
  • encourage curiosity and a passion to learn
  • provide a set of values to prepare them for life beyond our school
  • develop the behaviours learners need to succeed

 In addition to this, it is our intent to ensure that our curriculum goes beyond the experiences of the classroom to ensure that our children are exposed to the richest and most varied opportunities that we can provide.

 

Implementation

English

Our English curriculum is taught through the novel study approach, using different books every half term 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 will allow 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.

Maths

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.

 Foundation Subjects

Foundation subjects are planned using a  REAL Project approach. The projects must be 'Rigorous', 'Engaging', shared with 'Authentic 'audiences and involves the children 'Learning' throughout. This encourages the children to develop independent thinking skills and questioning, embracing the principles of project based learning; providing a creative, inclusive and challenging curriculum which inspires and motivates children and supports high quality learning.

Impact

As demonstrated in school data outcomes, children achieve inline 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 inline 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.