In each subject area there are key skills and knowledge which children must learn. Our curriculum combines the knowledge of the new national curriculum with content relevant to our local area and a strong underlying skills base. It is also organised to make the best of possible links between subjects, to create themes and to enable what has been learnt in one context to be applied in others. Click on the links to see what children learn and how they progress across age groups:
Science Skills Science content Design Technology Art & Design History Geography Music PE overview Sport Premium
Computing Religious Education New maths curriculum calculation progression The New Curriculum - Maths Morning Presentation
Useful maths websites Maths Assessment Document for the new curriculum English Personal, Social and Health Education French
As well as subject based skills, we put great emphasis on teaching children the attitudes they need to learn. Learning to learn is a vitally important part of school. We teach this through a framework researched at Bristol University by Professor Guy Claxton. This framework identifies 17 learning dispositions under 4 headings:
Resourcefulness - being able to learn in different ways: Questioning, Making Links, Imagining, Reasoning, Capitalising,
Resilience - being able to lock on to learning: Absorption, Managing distractions, Noticing, Perseverance
Reflectiveness - becoming more thoughtful about learning: Planning, Revising, Distilling, Meta-learning
Reciprocity - being able to learn alone and with others: Interdependence, Collaboration, Empathy and Listening, Imitation.
Learn more about the 17 learning skills: click here (PDF)
Learn more about Building Learning Power (external link)
These skills are the basis of the school’s reward system and the
subject of a reflection session each week, when children look
back on their learning in and out of school.
Each class has learning detectives whose role is to spot others
exhibiting good learning skills.
Learning continues throughout life, so the children are learning
skills which will stand them in good stead for many years to come,
including in the workplace.
The key message is that ‘you can get better at learning’.
This approach creates children who are ready, willing and able
to learn. Fertile ground for teaching.