KS1 & KS2 Intent, Implementation and Impact
"Leaders provide an interesting and broad curriculum that contributes effectively to pupils’ development." Ofsted
The starting point for our curriculum is the standards given by the National Curriculum. We have then designed a curriculum that is bespoke to the children in our community and their needs. Our curriculum gives children the knowledge and skills they need now and in the future. There is a focus on phonics and reading across the curriculum. We have links with the local community, such as hospitals, which helps the children to develop life-skills such as organisation, resilience, tolerance and mutual respect. The children study progressive knowledge which can has carefully crafted to build on prior knowledge and prepare children for the next steps in learning.
All children are included in the quality first teaching and are supported in accessing the full curriculum for their age-group. We have an engaging and stimulating learning environment that demonstrates the pride we have in our school community and children's work. Daily teaching and learning is based on first-hand experiences and using hooks that will inspire awe and wonder in children. There is a strong emphasis on vocabulary development. Children enjoy field trips, educational visits and visitors to bring their learning to life. We have consulted with parents and carers to make sure that the school community is happy with our delivery of teaching and learning, for example using the views of the Relationships and Health Education working party to inform our policy.
Children communicate their knowledge, apply their skills, make progress against their bespoke targets and are prepared for the next stage of their education. Children achieve the expected standards in English and Mathematics and develop skills such as oracy, problem-solving, reflection, and creativity. Children share their progress and attainment in Thumbs-up events, family learning events and parents evenings. Leaders at all levels monitor the pupil outcomes for all areas of learning to make sure that all knowledge and skills have been taught in a sequence and progression is evident across the school.