Our vision is for all children to:
- Be knowledgeable, confident communicators;
- Grow in kindness and empathy;
- Be inspired, creative learners.
What does this mean for our curriculum?
This means we want our curriculum to:
- Be a spiralling curriculum that builds on prior learning, allows children to develop interconnected schemas of substantive knowledge and provides children with the disciplinary skills to be secondary ready;
- Provide opportunities to review learning through retrieval tasks,
- Exemplify a cumulative learning model to avoid ‘lesson fade’,
- Include knowledge organisers and knowledge strips in books to aid review of learning and allow children’s books to be used as study guides;
- Have a strong focus on vocabulary acquisition, including etymology, academic and subject-specific vocabulary.
- Provide opportunities for children to collaborate, support and encourage one another;
- Highlight difference in a positive light, using examples of inspirational people, past and present, across the curriculum;
- Help children learn about discrimination, past and present, and develop the moral confidence to challenge it;
- Provide children with opportunities to empathise through critical thinking, debate and reflection, as well as opportunities for social action.
- Help children to see themselves as having the potential to be successful in the next stage of their education and beyond;
- Include a coherent plan of inspiring and enriching experiences, including visits to theatres, museums and art galleries;
- Provide opportunities for generative learning tasks and independent learning.