The School Curriculum offers a broad, balanced and creative learning experience for all our children. The curriculum promotes children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and is underpinned by themes that encourage children to consider ‘big ideas’ or philosophical questions, based on historical, global and ethical issues, equipping them with the skills needed to keep pace with our rapidly changing world and the opportunities and challenges that face them in the 21st century.
Curriculum themes are planned by teams of teachers and provide challenge for all children alongside opportunities for individuals to develop their full potential. Children are provided opportunities for first hand learning experiences throughout the curriculum and much use is made of our varied outdoor environment. Through the exploration of themes, children’s natural curiosity is bought to life, embedding a joy and commitment to learning that will last a lifetime whilst developing essential:
• Skills to become independent learners
• Lively, enquiring minds
• Values, qualities, attitudes and respect of other people, their views and opinions
The curriculum reflects the values in our society that promote personal development, equality of opportunity, economic wellbeing, a healthy and just democracy and a sustainable future.
Whole school Theme Days are held over the year, linked to areas of the curriculum including Science, Art and Maths. These and the wider curriculum are further enhanced and enriched through the involvement of outside professional speakers, the Church and visits.