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 have chosen an enquiry-based question to form the basis of each topic, and the children are involved in the direction of the enquiry through their further questions. Their learning journey is guided by the curriculum objectives that have to be met by learners.
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.
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:
How do things grow?
What journey does a river make?
Were the Vikings really vicious?
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