An Ambitious Bespoke Curriculum
We deliver an ambitious, broad curriculum that is rich skills, is steeped in interesting meaningful facts, and that provides pupils with a deeper understanding of local, national and international issues. We believe that our curriculum is an entitlement for all, regardless of starting points. We believe that it is reflective of our values, context and pedagogy. It is our aim that this richness encourages both a sense of curiosity and enjoyment in all our pupils and that, through a range of learning experiences (including extra-curricular activities and off site learning) our pupils develop resilience, independence and self-motivation. It is our aim that our curriculum captures our pupils’ enthusiasm and encourages them to question, to form opinions and to develop a life-long love of learning. It is our intent that our pupils are fully enabled to assume their role as global citizens of the twenty first century. As many of our pupils come to us in the Early Years with limited English, a priority for us is vocabulary acquisition through all subjects from Early Years to Year 6.
We ensure that pupils study themes that are relevant and contemporary e.g. The History of Democracy – the Magna Carta to our present constitution (Year 5): This is an important theme for our pupils as citizens of the 21st century and is closely linked with our work on British Values. Sustainability: our quest to develop global citizens of the 21st century means that pupils need a sound understanding of climate change, its effect, and how we can work towards saving our planet for future generations. Social Media: Friend or Foe? (Year 6): this topic explores a theme that has a huge influence on society, both positive and negative. Pupils explore ways to manage the pressures of social media and ways in which to stay safe online with is supported by our work on E-Safety. Managing Money (Year 6): This topic helps to prepare pupils for dealing with money from savings to mortgages.