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22/05/20

Well done to all of our Learners of the Week! https://t.co/SWrXykFGCz

22/05/20

Happy Birthday to Sophia in Tiger Class, Maisie in Alpaca Class, Sienna in Panda Class and Isaac in Meerkat Class who will all be celebrating this half term. We hope you have a wonderful day! https://t.co/CiN3teDrgG

22/05/20

Riley and Zack in Owl Class have been busy baking some super space creations! They almost look to good to eat!! https://t.co/aBphVsRdwH

22/05/20

There are lots of idea's for scavenger hunts that you could try this half term, please visit our website for more ideas. https://t.co/1AOCumEVvO https://t.co/fljddbXyhD

22/05/20

If you are concerned about a young person’s mental health you can call the Single Point of Access on 0300 1234496. The SPA is there to help explore the difficulties and find the most appropriate response. We are still . https://t.co/uyEbn1lwEN

21/05/20

Erika has fully immersed herself in the world of "Aliens Love Underpants"! https://t.co/RMzUWL0PMg

21/05/20

Oliver drew a map to show where he would go if he could fly - he would visit his grandparents. https://t.co/xi7XSKU3e0

21/05/20

Oliver took his sniffer dog to the pond to investigate a case of mysterious flying frogs on lily pads. https://t.co/ZELGYWOXla

21/05/20

Finn created a fearsome dragon, then devised his own costume. https://t.co/13V4kcUdxR

21/05/20

Theo made a flying robot so he can fly to the jungle and see dinosaurs. https://t.co/2TGpDPwKmM

21/05/20

Panda Class have been exploring the topic of Fantasy Flight, take a look at our twitter posts to see the variety of wonderful learning, well done Pandas!

21/05/20

Aged between 10-16 and need mental health support? Kooth is . Please visit https://t.co/Fggon0CbdG to register for our supportive online community where we have lots of guided support courses and resources for you. https://t.co/z7YHCNIiD4

21/05/20

Jasmine in Meerkat Class performed this brilliant song for National Thank a Teacher Day, thank you Jasmine. https://t.co/pPZ4Z06soX

21/05/20

Aleks in Alpaca Class decorated this wonderful poster for National Thank a Teacher day, thank you Aleks. https://t.co/HWBToRrULp

20/05/20

Some art work from Penguin Class linked to this week's topic on fantasy flight! https://t.co/sswDV8lFl3

20/05/20

Text ‘Kent’ to 85258 for in the moment help if life gets overwhelming and you need immediate support. No fee,no registration or data required-it is silent,free,confidential & anonymous. Here for young people and adults,24/7. https://t.co/B70eRCi7w2

19/05/20

Henry in Year 3 has been sharing his baking efforts with his elderly neighbour who's wife is currently in hospital. He also safely delivered slices to his Nanny and Grandad too. https://t.co/KPtAJ5JCU4

19/05/20

Based on the short film 'Adrift' Harry in Dolphin Class created this poster advertising holidays on a Whale's back! https://t.co/o4olOsQgAZ

19/05/20

Our very own Riley submitted the first entry to the VIAT STEAM competition & it's brilliant! Well done! You can watch his video about how planes fly here - https://t.co/bC8FfXgXVZ And find full details about the competition, and enter yourself, here - https://t.co/v5S1ZXgkvD https://t.co/7TXNKsyYGz

19/05/20

Alex in Owl Class has made this lovely space picture! https://t.co/F9x3GvqR1u

19/05/20

Eloise in Alpaca Class shared the story 'The Paper Dolls' with her family and then made a paper chain of Paper Dolls. https://t.co/QrgzejAW2Y

19/05/20

Faye in Alpaca Class made a fantastic fact file all about flight. https://t.co/EGex6KTVQi

19/05/20

Isla in Alpaca Class made a beautiful airplane. https://t.co/X1Mu5XIoDh

19/05/20

Madison in Meerkat Class has been coding and has made a space - themed thank you for the NHS! https://t.co/jz0WlHxxlX

19/05/20

If your child is aged 4-19 and struggling with their emotional health, you can access support from the Children and Young People’s Counselling Service. Go to https://t.co/mbe1FbUQfQ or call 0300 123 4496 for more info. https://t.co/G8PqGzVoqX

19/05/20

For some inspiration on Random Act of Kindness please click the link below: https://t.co/6Ar6aoVIOZ

18/05/20

Family time online, with David Walliams. https://t.co/XznQjoJNV6

18/05/20

Online safety for kids, with Marvin & Rochelle. https://t.co/SSloSJg1U7

18/05/20

How to stay happy and healthy at home, with Fearne Cotton. https://t.co/tFOJ405oSF

18/05/20

Tech Tips for home schooling, with David Walliams. https://t.co/RyuldEgCwp

18/05/20

This , Moodspark is . They provide mental health support to young people in Kent, and their website is full of useful resources and service information for parents and teachers too: https://t.co/Kc7ZrxF0t4 https://t.co/W7rpZOjTEg

18/05/20

Mental Health Awareness Week https://t.co/PEuJqQCXA9

18/05/20

Please see the link below for information on the 'Ripple Kindness Project' as part of Mental Health Awareness week. https://t.co/GPEe4IPz59

18/05/20

It is Mental Health Awareness Week - Kindness Matters, please click the link below for more information. https://t.co/BZtoz8yiXB

18/05/20

Rohan in Owl Class with his flying machine. https://t.co/3qZ97Pvbs8

15/05/20

Well done to all of our Learners of the Week! https://t.co/sPnxBb83y1

15/05/20

Arjun in Meerkat Class received a thank you letter and certificate from The Royal Marsden Hospital, he recently had a sort out and donated 3 black sacks full of new and nearly new toys to their children ward! https://t.co/fTsu3QtDVz

15/05/20

Books for Topics is a great link to use to access books and reading while libraries, bookshops and classrooms are limited for most children, follow the link below: https://t.co/qvSex4X5XW

15/05/20

With access to libraries, classrooms and bookshops limited for most children, Books for Topics have been busy finding some of the best online story times for children to use freely at home: https://t.co/qvSex4X5XW Have a look! We think they're great! https://t.co/3p1QsZxsVc

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.

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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 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