The vision for our curriculum is to provide an enabling curriculum for all students which fosters a positive attitude and develops pupil motivation towards independent learning so as to help pupils see that learning is a life long process.
Our curriculum provision is to ensure that quality and consistency is delivered within each class through a thematic question led approach so as to make sure that all pupils make good or outstanding progress. It is to offer all children opportunities which are planned around statutory requirements, children’s own interests and needs.
Our curriculum involves teachers working in partnership in terms of it’s development with our children and parents so as to provide a broad and balanced curriculum. We do this in the following ways through our planning procedures:
Step 1: Teachers create mind maps that address the statutory requirements of the programmes of study identified within the revised EYFS statutory document 2017 and the revised National Curriculum document for Key Stages 1 and 2 2014. Within the mind maps teachers identify success criteria by which they can judge whether their teaching has been successful or not. On the same mind maps teachers record broad activities that the children will experience through the formal teaching to ensure coverage of programmes of study.
Step 2: Teachers in conjunction with their classes when introducing the next term’s themes, will ask the children what questions they would like answering with regards to the theme to be studied. The children’s questions are then incorporated into the teacher’s planning through a further mind map and is delivered through opportunities related to continuous provision, independent research activities or extra-curricular activities so as to provide an enriched curriculum for our pupils.
Step 3: Teachers again with the children, think of broad opportunities for English and Maths to be planned into the curriculum delivery so that English and Maths skills can be applied across the curriculum in other subject areas. This allows for opportunities for children to apply core skills to real life situations.