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Curriculum Intent

 

Our curriculum is at the heart of our school and is carefully designed to support the learning journey of the whole child and enable them to achieve success. We want no day to be ordinary and strive to put the colour into each and every day. 

We follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) made meaningful and relevant by harnessing the cultural opportunities our locality offers. We recognise that all children deserve the same life chances, particularly those who are disadvantaged and our curriculum is designed with a responsibility to build the cultural and intellectual capital of our children with a particular emphasis on language and vocabulary acquisition for all our children.

We know that children learn best when they want to learn. That's why all of the IPC's thematic units of learning are designed to appeal to children’s interests and help them to learn more about the world around them. Themes include Who Am I?, The Magic Toymaker, Buildings, Chocolate, Active Planet, Mission to Mars, and Time Tunnel.

Themed units help children to see how subjects are both independent and interdependent. This enables them to see the big picture of their learning, make connections across different subjects, and talk about a topic from multiple perspectives.

We value the importance of providing children with opportunities for enriching learning experiences which are part of their school experience. Our curriculum includes the ‘Pioneer Passport’ which we believe serves to purposefully close the experience and knowledge gap from home. We want children to be curious and excited by the awe and wonder of the world and we design our curriculum to infuse that excitement.

We support all learners to realise their potential and strive to ensure that our curriculum will ignite their love of learning that will last them for life. We hope that children will have had the opportunity to discover and follow individual passions which they will continue to build on in their future.

By the time children leave us at the end of KS2 our children will be confident individuals who are actively and enthusiastically engaged on the journey to understanding how to contribute positively to their community and the wider society.

We encourage children to use our 6 school values- Responsibility, Kindness, Determination, Respect, Creativity and Honesty. Each of these have a weekly focus in whole school assemblies.

 

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