Our exciting enquiry based curriculum engages children with learning by developing thinking skills and equipping them to become lifelong learners who are able to raise questions, partake in deep thinking and reflect on their learning. There is a strong emphasis put on ‘learning to learn’ alongside building resilient learners with a growth mindset*.
Learning is organised around themed cross-curricular learning challenges which provide purposeful learning opportunities which harness children’s inquisitive nature. Whilst English, Maths and Science are always at the core, the ‘drivers’ for our Learning Challenges are History, Geography and Science. Challenges encompass a wide variety of subjects such as Music, Design Technology, Dance and Drama within a meaningful context. English, Maths, Computing, PE, PSHE/SMSC and RE are taught through a cross curricular and individual subject approach. Examples of our learning challenges include: What makes the earth angry? Who were the early law makers? What would a journey through your body look like? Who first lived in Britain?
Our Key Stage 2 children learn French, each year we hold a ‘languages day’ to celebrate other modern languages.
Meaningful curricular links are a made with the local community and emphasis given to children engaging with current affairs. This enables our children to question and have an awareness of the world around them.*In a growth mindset students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They don’t necessarily think everyone’s the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it. (Carol Dweck) To find out about how we promote fundamental British Values and teach spiritual, moral, social and cultural education, click on this icon…