Our Curriculum - Looking back, looking forward
We believe in equipping our children for their future, reaching far into the C21. We celebrate the present, are fascinated by the past and, in learning about both, we wonder at what lies ahead. How will these citizens shape the world for the better?
We follow the Revised National Curriculum 2014 and have developed an integrated Long Term Plan to best meet the needs of the learners in our school. This is flexible in design and teachers enjoy reviewing and reinventing units of learning. As one half of The Bridge Federation, we follow our own separate Curriculum but share ideas and resources where appropriate. A development for this academic year is for us to lead a whole federation topic in the Summer Term: ‘At the Seaside’.
Our quality curriculum ensures sound learning progress. Each class experiences a balanced curriculum across a year, with Humanities and Science focussed topics. We value all the expressive arts and appreciate the impact on children’s spiritual development if they can dance, paint and act out their understanding of the world. Each topic links the past, present and future and invites the children to reflect on how we can learn from the past to inform the future.
This year, both schools have embarked on the development of the four Guy Claxton Learning Powers (Resourcefulness, Resilience, Reflectiveness and Relationships) in order to give all pupils self-confidence in their learning and personal development.
An important element is our inclusion of Global Learning in each topic, where we open up children’s learning to include life in other cultures, countries and communities.