Our curriculum is organised around individual subjects and knowledge is built over time through sequenced Long Term and Medium Term Planning as well as carefully chosen Schemes of Work. Throughout all the subjects that are taught, there is an emphasis on developing subject specific vocabulary and language so that children can articulate their thoughts and ideas. Our school is a language rich school.
Skills and knowledge in each subject are mapped out carefully and enable the curriculum to be arranged in a way that makes natural connections across subjects. Our Branch Ideas are focussed on through the lenses of each subject. For example Humanity is reflected on within PSHE, History, Geography, Science as well as Core Learning Skills and our values.
Each subject has its own curriculum intent and implementation strategy but within the intent of the curriculum as a whole. Core subjects of English, maths, science and computing are organised in units of work that make connections and links to other subjects. Foundation subjects are organised within termly themes, some subjects being blocked so that children can fully embrace subjects in a cohesive framework.
Class teachers challenge all children in a manner that is inclusive and meets the needs of all, so that all children are able to achieve. Additional support is given to any children who need it, including children with special educational needs. We have high expectations for the children and our own teaching so that children can thrive in a classroom that balances support with challenge.