Curriculum and Ethos
Our curriculum will be implemented with our intentions as the drivers behind our actions. By ensuring we think about what we learn, who we are when we are learning, how we act when we learn and who we are in the world, we build happy, resilient, successful, good citizens. Our implementation plan ensures our curriculum keeps us focussed on these areas.
Intention 1: Develop our learner’s learning (Our head and body: what we learn)
To develop the appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum, so that children can flourish, reach and exceed their potential academically, physically and artistically.
Intention 2: Develop the character of our learners (Our heart and character: Who we are when we learn)
To develop learners to have a holistic set of values that prepares them for life in the modern world in a diverse and ever changing community.
Intention 3: Develop behaviours and habits to become effective learners (Our actions and attitudes: How we act when we learn)
To develop the behaviours learners need to succeed in the world such as concentration, perseverance, imagination, co-operation, the enjoyment of learning, self-improvement and curiosity.
Intention 4: Develop the moral compass of our learners (Our place in the community and wider world: Who we are)
To understand spirituality in themselves and others, develop social skills and understand society, build a firm set of personal morality, and to engage in the culture they live in and understand the cultures of others.
Our curriculum maps for each of the year groups are below.
We have adopted an enquiry based curriculum, each theme is based around a question. Our themes cover the programmes of study from the National Curriculum 2014 with objectives taught being skills based.
In order to maximise the potential for trips, larger scale experiences and teacher ideas the same themes are taught to two year groups at a time. For example, all children in Years 3 and 4 will study the Romans at the same time. The year groups will work at age appropriate levels within each theme whilst being able to go on joint visits and share joint experiences.
The documents below outline our values and ethos and also show the themes that will be covered: