When designing our curriculum, we considered what the children in our school need, the drivers and the barriers they face, and more importantly, how can we address them and work to overcome them.
What do our outcomes tell us?
What do our EYFS on entry observation and assessment tell us about children’s strengths and areas for development?
What do our children tell us?
What are our identified priorities for children and families who receive support through TAF and /or SEND support plans?
What do our families tell us?
What does our community tell us?
What do our staff and governors tell us?
What does our monitoring tell us?
How do we address social disadvantage?
What are current affairs locally, nationally and internationally telling us?
At Peases West Primary School we design our curriculum to build on children’s prior learning and experiences, providing high quality teaching and learning which allow children to make academic progress, develop their interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers and reflective learners who can draw upon their skills in a range of situations. We want our children to be ‘team players’, being able to communicate effectively, and to build and sustain positive relationships based on mutual respect, kindness, caring, honesty and understanding. We need our children to be ambitious; to value and be proud of their own and others’ achievements, and to set themselves challenging goals. Children need to take pride in, contribute to and learn from, and celebrate diversity in their local and wider community; to be prepared for life in modern Britain and to have economic wellbeing. Children need to be aware of the importance of their health, safety and wellbeing, both physical and mental, and have the ability to regulate their emotions.
We want our children to have positive attitudes towards lifelong learning, reflecting the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success. Our curriculum needs to be broad and balanced, ensuring equality of opportunity, engaging, inspiring, motivating and challenging children, allowing opportunities for them to recall key aspects of their learning – knowing and remembering more. The ability to learn is underpinned by basic skills in reading, writing and maths and technology. The knowledge, skills and values our children gain through the curriculum needs to be inline with those nationally, and prepare children for life during and beyond primary school. The essential knowledge children need to be educated citizens will be embedded in our curriculum, and a range of out of school hours opportunities and experiences will be provided.
How will we design a curriculum that meets our children’s needs and interests and support them to build their knowledge and apply their knowledge as skills?
- Ensure National Curriculum entitlement and coverage
- Promote the benefits of good attendance and behaviour
- Develop staff knowledge and expertise
- Have an enquiry based approach to learning
- Focus on vocabulary – teaching more words
- Build and recall knowledge of events, people, places and contexts
- Have a sequential approach to the curriculum
- Planned opportunities to revisit and recall – so that children know and remember more
- Engaging content
- Inclusive for all, recognising and celebrating diversity
- Planned opportunities to embed ’Cultural capital’ – essential knowledge for educated citizens
- Social justice – ensuring no child is disadvantaged
- Promote health, safety and wellbeing, including economic well being
- Identifying potential barriers to learning at the earliest opportunity and ensuring the necessary support is provided
- Collaborative work with families and community
- Purposeful assessment
- Regular monitoring and review by leaders, including governors, in order to secure the best provision
Children will leave Peases West Primary with ambition, and the skills and confidence necessary for successful futures. They will have a sense of pride and belonging in their community, valuing the importance of respecting others and having the ability to regulate their emotions and achieve their full potential.
This document sets out the framework for the national curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2.
You can view or download our Curriculum Maps. 2022- 2023 follows programme B.
- KS1 curriculum map Rolling Programme A
- KS1 curriculum map Rolling Programme B
- LOWER KS2 curriculum map Rolling Programme A
- LOWER KS2 curriculum map Rolling Programme B
- UPPER KS2 curriculum map Rolling programme A
- UPPER KS2 curriculum map Rolling programme B
At Peases West Primary School we take our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain very seriously. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE, PSHE and Citizenship lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives.
The school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown, through for example, sporting events, a range of visits and use of outdoor education centres. Their strong rooted values-based understanding gives them an excellent platform for embracing difference.
We value the voice of the child and promote democratic processes. Ideas and events are planned and discussed with a chance for debate and putting forward points of view.
Children are given responsibility to run their own activities and lead other children in games and activities so that they are fully involved in all aspects of school life. For instance, our older children are trained as Sports Crew leaders and help to promote our core values. We expect all our children to be good role models for each other, which is encouraged through high expectations of behaviour.
Our curriculum topics provide children with further opportunity to reflect on our core values and British Values.
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