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23/10/20

Well done to all our 'Beat the Goalie' winners! Thank you to everyone for sponsoring this event and raising money for our fantastic PTA! https://t.co/RAXWBIzmnr

23/10/20

Happy Birthday to the following pupils celebrating their birthday during half term, Laurence in Dolphin Class, Jasmine in Owl Class, Monte in Panda Class, Alexandru in Meerkat Class and Evelyn in Owl Class. https://t.co/LIA9IQWLGO

22/10/20

Owl Class enjoyed 'Beat the Goalie' today, Mrs Billingham was in goal with her boxing gloves on!! https://t.co/xvwmQ4kQtV

22/10/20

Panda Class children were making different shapes with the brightly coloured shapes this morning. https://t.co/9q74kUubSd

22/10/20

Panda Class were being creative with colours this morning. https://t.co/1Z9VbZwnw7

22/10/20

The Victorian School day started for our Year 1 and 2 Pupils by addressing Miss Sheehan and Miss Daniels in the traditional form 'Present Miss' during registration. https://t.co/dVC3N55Ss1

22/10/20

Happy Birthday to Harley in Owl Class, have a fantastic day! https://t.co/y1xIZoVJOu

21/10/20

We are proud to confirm we received our 5 Star food hygiene rating for our kitchen today! https://t.co/9wGhAprco3

20/10/20

Join Joe Wicks on 31st October for a Halloween Special of PE with Joe! https://t.co/LSppQgi3Tu

19/10/20

We have received a delivery of some wonderful new books for our school today. https://t.co/kWKqLv9v1C

19/10/20

Tiger Class have enjoyed 'Beat the Goalie' today, some children were playing with Miss Daniels in goal! https://t.co/2G0XEGnX2l

19/10/20

Dolphin Class have completed their 2.6 mile mini marathon! https://t.co/wFCjt6kkBq

16/10/20

We are looking forward to our PTA Beat the Goalie Sponsored event next week! https://t.co/NIIBumSv4T

16/10/20

Here is a sneaky peek of our new published display! https://t.co/qg5jTJYScX

15/10/20

Happy Birthday to Lily-Ann and CeCe in Owl Class, have a fabulous day. https://t.co/nYsa0gLEyl

13/10/20

Happy Birthday to Madison in Owl Class, have a fabulous day! https://t.co/DvmtArTIjR

13/10/20

Penguin and Dolphin Class have been enthralled by the text 'Cosmic' by As part of their extended writing they have written a diary entry with a flashback for our awe inspiring display! https://t.co/K6ZVHC2Lld

12/10/20

Owl Class have been developing their skills in weaving, we are looking forward to seeing the outcomes at the end of the week. https://t.co/tqMNalwhSj

12/10/20

Owl Class have been learning about Anglo-Saxons. They have been using their sticky knowledge to recall facts. https://t.co/I1z69zHdna

12/10/20

Panda Class have been getting creative with numbers linking to their topic 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. https://t.co/BxVuoMdZAW

12/10/20

Emma in Alpaca Class has produced outstanding writing. https://t.co/BE9Ust4Gmu

12/10/20

Here's a sneak peek of our publishing! https://t.co/9ABhYCxrAA

09/10/20

Tiger Class have been writing a diary entry as one of the brave soldiers in their text 'Major Glad Major Dizzy'. https://t.co/nK0R9jfVqc

09/10/20

Owl Class have been learning about sound. They investigated vibrations using a tuning fork, it was brilliant! https://t.co/XytrHXqpKg

09/10/20

Happy Birthday to Daisy in Penguin Class who will be celebrating her birthday at the weekend, have a fantastic day. https://t.co/m5iDbj6RdT

08/10/20

We have celebrated our Virtual Harvest Festival in School today, thank you to all of our parents for their generous Harvest Donations. https://t.co/PDKnflRCpJ

06/10/20

Yesterday Panda Class found and planted 5 magic golden beans; look what they have grown into!! There was a message from the top of the beanstalk, so we have been busy writing and drawing replies. https://t.co/OaNtzplcgz

06/10/20

Thank you to all of our parents for your generosity with Harvest donations. https://t.co/FKUogxbcjv

06/10/20

Happy Birthday to Chloe and Max in Meerkat Class celebrating their birthdays today! https://t.co/bMt9IuBqsj

05/10/20

Join us in celebrating World Teachers day today! https://t.co/Zplr1Cf5NL

05/10/20

Owl Class have investigated pitch in Science using jam jars and water. https://t.co/ipQS1koRoP

05/10/20

Riley decorated an Anglo-Saxon Sword! https://t.co/o9tXZBWyip

05/10/20

Ashton in Owl Class has used his cup to communicate with his brother. https://t.co/Kv7AmEp6Kf

02/10/20

Happy Birthday to Hayden in Owl Class who is celebrating his birthday today and Raj in Owl Class who will be celebrating at the weekend, have a great day! https://t.co/ZO2oxMTkZw

01/10/20

The sensory garden is now open for the children to enjoy a little bit of quiet time. It took 37 wheel barrows of pea shingle to fill the area! The plants have been planted and the boxes have been weather proofed, we hope they enjoy this area. https://t.co/yEOBcxIeQ5

01/10/20

A fun lunch was had by all in school today! https://t.co/XgbNVza8ET

29/09/20

Alpaca Class have been exploring floating and sinking in Science. https://t.co/3bQV2VW8hC

29/09/20

Madison has created a fantastic first draft of her writing, we are looking forward to seeing the final published version! https://t.co/2tEQdqribD

28/09/20

Our sensational sensory garden and wellbeing space is almost complete! https://t.co/WMV8FgtoPT

28/09/20

Tiger Class have been enjoying playing tennis today. https://t.co/nSF8vSD1zZ

School Curriculum

Rationale

Intent: To create a meaningful and exciting curriculum that promotes high aspirations driven by an intrinsic curiosity of the world. To become kind and respectful global citizens who have an ever-increasing understanding of their community and the world around them. Our curriculum will develop children’s problem-solving skills along with their resilience and they are encouraged to embrace their mistakes and learn from memorable learning experiences.

Global learning themes pic

Our global learning themes underpin our curriculum:

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Global citizenship
  • Peace, war and conflict
  • Festivals
  • Climate change
  • Fair trade
  • Sustainability
  • Disasters
  • Animal welfare
  • Refugees

Implementation: In order to achieve depth of thinking and learning, we plan for children to focus on four of these themes per year. Across each year, a number of high-quality core texts are used to bring the themes to life for our children and to promote a connection with the learning. Through our knowledge, understanding and skills we aim to develop our children’s ability to reflect and evaluate their learning.

The ten themes outlined above are explored through English, Maths and five curriculum areas: Enquiry, Finance and Enterprise, STEAM, Digital Literacy and Communication and Physical Health and Wellbeing. The knowledge, understanding and skills are reflected through the objectives identified in each curriculum area.

Sequences of lessons are carefully crafted around a final project outcome which allows children to become agents of change. These outcomes are evaluated by a ‘critical audience’; these are either a specialist in the field that the children are learning about, or an opportunity to celebrate learning on a platform linked to the theme of their topic. The learning journeys are active, engaging and inspiring leading to a deeper understanding of the global themes and curriculum areas. The projects drive motivation, determination and commitment within our children. Carefully crafted sequences promote the affective and cognitive domain whilst allowing children the opportunity to develop 21st century skills such as research, collaboration, innovation, presentation, evaluation and reflection.

When designing sequences of learning across the curriculum, we use a teaching backwards approach. At the heart of teaching backwards is a thinking process that enables our teachers to plan and teach from a clear and well-defined destination. We believe that teaching backwards is a journey that starts with the end very clearly in mind. With this knowledge, our staff design learning that focuses on small steps of progression. By slowing learning down we ensure that our focus remains on depth. Our journeys are supported at all times by high expectations.

Many subjects are taught discretely for example; Science, RE, PE, Music and MFL. We also link with our sister secondary schools with the Valley Invicta Academies Trust to deliver some aspects of these subjects using resources and expert teaching.

Curriculum Assessment

Impact:

  • Every child has an equal right to a challenging and enlightening curriculum. By teaching this, through the Nation Curriculum, and developing effective habits in our pupils, we bring out the best in everyone.
  • Our formative assessments are designed to support students in achieving fluency in each subject. This means that in lessons, pupils are quizzed on prior knowledge in order to embed this knowledge in their long-term memory.
  • We use regular and robust triangulated monitoring to gauge the impact of our curriculum design. Leaders at all levels review learning, talk with our children and provide feedback to move practice forward.
  • We ensure that our children’s attainment and progress are in line or exceeding their potential. We measure this using national data (where appropriate), our curriculum maps and monitoring evidence.
  • Our curriculum ensures that we develop well-rounded citizens with a clear understanding of values such as love, responsibility and friendship. Our new curriculum addresses negative stereotyping through investigating similarities and differences, and promoting acceptance, diversity, citizenship and human rights.
  • Our children will be motivated by a strong personal sense of morality. They will be able to make sense of an increasingly globalised, complex and rapidly changing world. They will make decisions for the right reasons and in the best interests of our community. The children are more confident in speaking about current issues through collaborative learning activities. They will be able to decide what is right and what is wrong and will be resilient to the influence of others. The children develop an awareness of how their own actions can impact others and the wider community. They will go out into the world and make a difference in their own life and to others.
 
Curriculum Long Term Plan 2020-2021
Curriculum Long Term Plan 2019-2020
Curriculum Long Term Plan 2018-2019
Curriculum Long Term Plan 2017-2018


For further information on the curriculum followed by all year groups please contact the Headteacher.
Or you may access details of the full National Curriculum HERE