Our school’s curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning, and personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the New Curriculum 2014, but also the various extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the children’s experience and develop Cultural Capital (Ofsted Framework 2019). It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’ – what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We want children to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and cooperate with others while at the same time developing their knowledge and skills, in order to achieve their true potential.
We endorse the aspirations concerning curriculum that were set out in the DfES document Excellence and Enjoyment 2003, and the Creative Curriculum documentation. We seek the highest standards of attainment for all our children. We also value the breadth of the curriculum that we provide. We aim to foster creativity in our children, and to help them become independent learners. Above all we believe in making children keen to learn.
We used the New Curriculum 2014 to produce curriculum overviews/ Knowledge Organisers for each subject area. Each class teacher produces their annual or long term plan/curriculum overview for their year group for the whole academic year. These are published on our school website annually. They link directly to the reporting format used to communicate progress and attainment with parents.