Our whole curriculum, policies and practice throughout school is driven by our motto, mission statement and vision; alongside our commitment to the British Values.
We have long term curriculum plans in place and key knowledge progression grids from Nursery to Year 2 to enable children to:
- Build on learnt knowledge and skills during their time with us
- Provide inclusive learning with real context and experiences, deeper understanding to excite and motivate
- Understand the world around them, locally and more widely
- Prepare for their next stage in education
- Planning is completed weekly and half-termly in year group teams using knowledge of children, expectations, knowledge and skills progression information and wider opportunities.
- We have short-term, medium-term and long term plans to ensure the sequence and building of knowledge and skills.
- We have good quality resources.
- We ensure ongoing assessment of children's learning.
- There is a balance of adult-led and child-led learning.
- We use trips/visitors and other opportunities to enhance the learning experience.
- A curriculum plan for parents together with knowledge organisers for each subject is sent home for parents/carers at the beginning of each term so children can be supported at home. This includes specific vocabulary with definitions.
- Year group information pages on the website provide additional information for parents to allow them to support children at home in embedding key knowledge taught at school.
- The Teaching and learning of the different aspects of our curriculum in school is supported by a range of commercial schemes including: Maths: White Rose Education, Writing: Writing Roots, Science: Kapow, History: Kapow , Art and Design: Kapow, Geography: Kapow, Design and Technology: Kapow, Music: Charanga, PSHE: PSHE Matters, PE: Real PE, RE: Derbyshire All Our Worlds
We measure the impact of the teaching and learning in each area of the curriculum through:
- Assessment and monitoring of outcomes
- Progress made from starting points
- Conversations with children that demonstrate what they know, can do and remember (sticky knowledge)
- Monitoring the work children do and their response to the learning
- Monitoring the impact on children's health and well-being
- Recording aspirations and supporting them through school ethos and the PSED/PSHE scheme