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Curriculum Intent

Curriculum Intent – the knowledge and skills that pupils will gain through the school

Our curriculum is all the planned activities that we as a school organise in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. It includes;

  • the formal requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage’ published 2021;
  • the ‘informal curriculum’, or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave and also
  • the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of our children.

As a Church of England school, our curriculum is led by our School Ethos and our School Vision. These permeate all aspects of school life and aim to help every child achieve their full potential by equipping them with a feeling of self-worth, a respectful attitude towards others, an excitement for learning and an enthusiasm for life. We equip our children with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to be able to make informed choices about the important things in their future enabling them to lead happy and rewarding lives.

Our curriculum is also developed through a consideration of our particular context; i.e the needs of our particular children, considering what the local community and locality can provide and how our parents and other stakeholders can support our curriculum.

We actively promote British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs to prepare our pupils for life in modern day Britain. We also provide opportunities for our pupils to learn about the contribution of Britons to innovation, excellence and changes in the world.

Our overarching aims for our curriculum are to:

·         be high quality, broad and balanced with many enriching opportunities;

·         be well sequenced, building upon prior knowledge from Early Years to Year 6 and beyond;

·         provide learning opportunities where everyone can succeed and love to learn;

·         develop and nurture the spiritual, physical and moral growth of all and allow everyone to shine.

How we plan our curriculum:  We map out our subject specific knowledge in our Knowledge Organisers. The teacher version map out key subject knowledge to be covered, questions which can be pursued, key vocabulary, local links which may be explored. The children versions are simplified and can be used as an introduction to the subject, as an on-going reminder sheet and as an assessment tool at the end of each subject. All Knowledge Organiser can be found on our website. Our knowledge organisers ensure that there is progression in subjects as the children move through the school. A variety of schemes of work provide further content for our teachers to follow.