Our aim is to ensure that our curriculum is inclusive, challenging and creative for all pupils. We want to help our pupils unlock their full potential and achieve their future aspirations and goals. Through our curriculum, and the use of the UNICEF Articles and our 5 R’s, we encourage and support our pupils to be kind, resilient problem solvers who can make a difference in the world.
Through the use and progression of our substantive and disciplinary knowledge, pupils are able to distinguish between facts and skills and build on these. Reading is at the heart of all subjects, where it is our ambition for all pupils to read fluently by the end of KS1 and have a love of reading.
We highlight the links and connections in learning where pupils are able to build on prior knowledge and ensure it is retained in their long-term memory. Our focus on cognitive load theories, enables teachers to present information and use strategies to ensure the knowledge ‘sticks’ and is retained. Our subjects have threshold concepts, where pupils understand the overall themes and concepts being learnt and built upon. Recapping learning at the beginning of every lesson is also fundamental to our teaching and learning practice to ensure a deeper level of understanding is achieved. Our focus on vocabulary (tier 2 and 3 words) and oracy within all subjects is evident across the school.
As an inclusive school, we conduct risk assessments to ensure all children with SEND including those with an EHCP have access to all areas in the curriculum through careful differentiation of support.
Please click below to see our curriculum overviews within the separate phases.