What we want our curriculum to achieve and why
Our intent and ambition for our curriculum is that it is designed to meet, at a minimum, the requirements of the National Curriculum. It will enable learners to progress well in all year groups and attain at least Age Related Expectations by the end of KS2 in all subjects.
We recognise the importance of tailoring our curriculum to the needs of our learners and families in our school community:
- Vocabulary broadening and enrichment
- A wide range of experiences, including intentionally planned opportunities to learn actively inside and outside
- To reflect upon their progress and have ownership of their learning
- Greater involvement from their parent/carers
We aim to offer our children a broad and balanced curriculum which ignites curiosity, creativity and a love of learning to last a lifetime. Through our core Christian Values, we aim to develop independent learners who can persevere when faced with challenge. Working with the Edison Learning Connected Curriculum, we are developing a holistic curriculum with personal and social development at its heart where children’s voices are paramount. This progressively builds and deepens knowledge, understanding and skills across the curriculum in which reading, writing and mathematics is embedded.
Children are given opportunities to learn collaboratively with their peers during conceptual learning, whereas foundational skills are often taught and embedded through regular, independent practice. Whilst some subjects are taught thematically, encouraging learners to make connections across subjects, some areas of study are more appropriately taught discretely.
Our Christian Ethos, planning, organisation of curriculum content, collaboration, distribution of subject leadership enables us to address the unique challenges we as a small school encounter.