Situated in the heart of Pelynt village, our school provides a warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere. We aim to provide a happy, safe environment where children feel secure to explore, experiment and develop curiosity so that learning comes naturally. Our very own Forest school area provides us with an additional classroom where we learn, explore, create, develop social skills and enjoy nature.
We strive to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum with daily Maths and English learning which is enhanced and supported by the wider curriculum. Keeping our children physically active is also important, so we promote active lifestyles with opportunities throughout the day to get their heart rates pumping. In addition to this our PE curriculum is taught by our class teachers and supported by the expertise of qualified coaches through Arena.
How do we plan our wider curriculum?
We aim to create and deliver a broad and balanced curriculum, with an ultimate aim of exciting and igniting our children’s desire to learn.
Teachers choose an enquiry-based question, based on their intimate knowledge of their class and the children take control of the enquiry through their further questions. This is guided by the curriculum objectives that have to be met by learners. The children identify what they already know and what they would like to learn more about.
The children’s work is presented in a combination of class display and their own personal topic books. The children enjoy time to reflect back on what they have learnt and share with others. These books are often popular in our whole school sharing assemblies.
The progression ladders form the basis of our coverage of objectives, these allow teachers to monitor and ensure a broad, rich content. Teachers use the ladders to guide their planning. Pupils ongoing progress is recorded alongside these ladders and passed on to the next class teacher. Pupil’s self-assessment through referring to the learning journey adds another dimension to the learning. They are asked the enquiry question before the topic begins and again at the end to show the depth of their understanding.
Visitors and trips enhance the curriculum and are used to provide first hand experiences which help support real life outcomes.
Children will feedback on their Learning Journey to staff, parents and Governors; ensuring that they are key drivers for improvement.
Leaders review the curriculum regularly using pupil’s work, progression ladders, pupil conferencing and pupil progress meetings to ensure it remains language rich, diverse, inclusive and develops the whole child. The progression ladders enable us to provide a two-year rolling programme which supports planning and implementation in mixed age classes.
Our progression ladders can be viewed in the document section below. Our class teachers or Head of School are happy to talk to you about them too.
Here are some examples of our enquiry topic questions:
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