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Our Curriculum Vision

“A rich and diverse curriculum captivates pupils, sustains their interest and provides a wealth of experiences” (Ofsted)

Vision  – To work together in partnership with

  • Parents/carers
  • Governors
  • Local Comunity

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Together we can: –

  • Help each child to be the best they can be
  • Take risks and challenge ourselves with exciting learning opportunities
  • Learn to be honest and respect each other and our world around us.

Our strong values create a safe environment where pupil wellbeing and achievement are developed through: –

  • Challenge – high expectations for all
  • Aspiration – no limits on learning ‘if you can think it you can achieve it.’ Ambition and a love of learning are embedded in all that we do.
  • Success – everyone has the potential to succeed and be the best they can be
  • Growth Mindset – having a can do attitude

Children are motivated and inspired to become successful learners through a curriculum which is based on learning challenges, planned in response to the needs and interests of the children.  With the right balance of challenge and support, children are actively involved in a range of memorable learning experiences which promote creativity, independence and enjoyment.  We have a strong commitment to the development of basic skills by embedding literacy and numeracy skills throughout the curriculum.  We aim to provide a range of opportunities which enable all children to enjoy success and give them the chance to shine.  Our integrated use of technology promotes greater engagement from pupils and empowers our pupils with the tools to support and guide their own learning.

Our learning challenge curriculum is inspiring, challenging and engaging for all pupils.  We seek to harness the power of learning through offering new, memorable and meaningful experiences which ignite interest and create a continuous desire to learn.  Young children have an enduring curiosity that leads them into new avenues of learning.  They explore the world through practical and first-hand experience which promotes questions in their minds that they want to answer.

The Learning Challenge concept is built around the principle of greater learner involvement in their work. It requires deep thinking and encourages learners to work using a question as the starting point.

In designing the curriculum, teachers and learners are using a prime learning challenge, expressed as a question, as the starting point. Using the information gained from pre-learning tasks and the school’s context, a series of subsidiary challenges are then planned. Each subsidiary learning challenge is also expressed as a question. Importantly, the learning challenges need to make sense to the learners and be something that is within their immediate understanding.   Throughout each Learning Challenge question pupils have multiple opportunities to practise and embed the basic skills of reading, writing, maths, oracy and technology as well as developing independence and resilience.

Our curriculum leads our learners into a world of discovery where they face the unknown with confidence, resilience and an open mind. They learn to overcome difficulties through taking risks and developing a ‘can do’ attitude.  Learning in an atmosphere of support and encouragement, builds the foundations for learning through life and creates responsible and thoughtful citizens of the future.  We know that pupils who have a positive attitude towards their learning will make good progress and be successful.  Consequently instilling all our pupils with ‘growth mind-sets’ is a key priority.  We want all pupils to relish challenges, embrace their mistakes as part of the learning process, value the importance of effort, respond carefully to feedback and take inspiration from others.  This will help them to achieve, not only with us, but also in their future lives as adults.

We see our curriculum as the beginning of a long and exciting journey, full of opportunities that will bring the rewards of personal achievement and fulfilment together with a strong sense of self-belief that will allow them to tackle the challenges of life and living.

pdficon Curriculum Policy 2019

pdficon Key Stage 1 Challenge Curriculum Matrix

pdficon Creative Curriculum matrix Reception