We believe that successful curriculums are built on inspirational learning activities and high-quality teaching. It’s about creating a classroom environment that allows children to learn in a way that motivates and interest them.
We are a user of Cornertones Education for much of our work and follow these key principles –
At the ‘Engage’ stage, children:
- gain memorable first-hand experiences, such as going on a visit or inviting a special visitor into school
- enjoy ‘WOW’ experiences
- get an exciting introduction to a topic or theme
- begin researching and setting enquiry questions
- get lots of opportunities to make observations
- develop spoken language skills
- take part in sensory activities
- have lots of fun to fully ‘engage’ with their new topic.
At the ‘Develop’ stage, children:
- improve their knowledge and understanding of the topic
- develop and practice their new skills
- compose, make, do, build, investigate, explore, write for different purposes and read across the curriculum
- research their own questions and those set by others
- follow new pathways of enquiry based on their interests
- complete homework activities that support their learning.
At the ‘Innovate’ stage, children:
- apply skills, knowledge and understanding in real-life contexts
- solve real or imagined problems using everything they’ve learnt
- get inspired by imaginative and creative opportunities
- revisit anything not fully grasped at the ‘Develop’ stage.
At the ‘Express’ stage, children:
- become the performers, experts and informers
- share their achievements with parents, classmates and the community
- evaluate finished products and processes
- link what they have learnt to where they started
- celebrate their achievements!
We are school that uses Pearson’s Phonics Bug as a basis for the teaching of phonics.
We are a school that uses Oxford Reading Tree as a basis for our reading scheme.
We are a school that uses Oxford University Press Inspire Maths as a basis for our mathematics scheme.
We are a school that fully embraces PE and work closely with Synergy Sports to enhance our provision. We work hard to ensure that all of our children have reached at least the National Curriculum expectations for swimming. Over 97% have reached this target with 50% able to swim far in excess of the requirement. One remaining pupil should reach the NC requirement by the end of the summer 2018. We currently use the fabulous new pools at Newark Leisure Centre. The Nottinghamshire County Council Swimming Service manage our swimming tuition.
Religious Education – We follow the agreed syllabus for Lincolnshire
Our aims –
* To produce pupils who are religiously literate and able to hold balanced and informed conversations about religion and belief.
* To enable the children to flourish as citizens in a pluralistic and global community.
* To enable the children to explore the meaning of their existence and their purpose in life.
* To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
* To promote Fundamental British Values.
* To prevent extremism and radicalisation in the firm belief that education and understanding dispels fear and prejudice.
If you wish to know more about your child’s curriculum please talk to your class teacher or try and attend one of our class presentations.
As a parent you have access to our assessment and tracking data about your child(ren) through School Pupil Tracker Online.