Our curriculum is based on the EYFS Curriculum and the National Curriculum 2014.
The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools so children learn the same things. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject.
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Our curriculum is designed to ensure children are motivated, interested and happy. We believe that without this, children will not achieve their potential. By making sure children see the value in their learning and its purpose, we believe they become motivated, independent learners. Through carefully targeted support and challenge, we ensure that all children have secured the skills and knowledge they need at each stage of their education, with no child being left behind to catch up.
We plan to provide pupils with a knowledge rich curriculum that recognises substantive and disciplinary knowledge are intrinsically linked and interdependent. Our carefully chosen content places core knowledge at the heart of each curriculum subject. The knowledge is cumulative and constructs firm foundations from EYFS which children can build conceptual understanding over time.
Key conceptual knowledge is mapped and sequenced in termly overviews and through the knowledge organisers. Core knowledge is drawn from the National Curriculum, and within discrete subjects, categories of knowledge are identified to ensure broad coverage and progression across each year group. The subjects are sequenced carefully to ensure that all children receive their full entitlement to our ambitious curriculum content.
The disciplinary and substantive knowledge that we want children to learn is mapped out in a spiral curriculum, allowing children to build on and revisit prior learning so that they know more and learn more over time. A curriculum overview is completed to ensure that all aspects of the National Curriculum are covered.
Early Years planning is also thematic and driven by pupil interests. Continuous and enhanced provision is provided to enable pupils to learn ‘in the moment’. Areas of provision are child-led and follow a research-based approach. Assessments form a vital part in planning learning opportunities to support rapid learning.
How we support pupils who do not have secure knowledge in place?
Additional support within school, designed to aid the practise of the learnt knowledge.
Support provided at home through home learning packs and the sharing of knowledge organisers.
Additional recall checker to ensure children have embedded knowledge