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Curriculum Statement of Intent

The curriculum sets out the aims of a programme of education. It also sets out the structure for those aims to be implemented, including the knowledge and skills to be gained at each stage. It enables the evaluation of pupils’ knowledge and skills against those expectations.  All pupils are expected to study the basic curriculum, which includes national curriculum, religious education and age-appropriate relationship and sex education. Governors have built a curriculum with appropriate coverage, content, structure and sequencing, and that it has been implemented effectively.

 

The school’s curriculum is planned in order to take advantage of opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. The school’s curriculum is planned and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before and towards its clearly defined end points. Links to professional associations throughout the curriculum have ensured that the curriculum is engaging, meaningful and contains the depth and breadth to ensure all learners have a secure grounding academically. The curriculum reflects the school’s local historical and geographical context and remains broad and balanced. 

 

Pupils strong academic core subjects, with the application of such skills reinforced throughout foundation subjects. The school places high academic/vocational/technical ambition for all pupils, and ensures disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEND have access to the whole curriculum. For example, all children have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument at no cost. Teaching is delivered by specialist music teachers with the school being recognised for its commitment to the Arts with accreditation through the ‘Music Mark Award’. Specialist PE teaching is also made available across the school with established partnerships with accredited organisations. High value is placed upon the secure teaching and learning of mathematics and English for at least one per day to ensure that pupils have the key skills required to access and deepen their learning across the curriculum. Specialist planning and resources have been sourced to underpin the curriculum ensuring breadth and depth and opportunities for application of core skills to extend learning meaningfully.

 

Governors have strongly valued the wide and broad and balanced curriculum because the Governors are aware that the school serves an area of deprivation and low aspirations. An inspiring and engaging curriculum is needed to motivate and engage with learners and their families.

 

Knowing More ~ Remembering More 

 

 

If you require further information regarding our curriculum, please contact Mr M Dakin (Headteacher). 

Curriculum Organisation  

All trips and visits have been carefully selected to provide enhanced learning opportunities ensuring all subjects are represented throughout an academic year across the school.

Year

Autumn

Spring

 

Summer

1

History Unit

 

Local History

Investigating our Street

 

 

Geography Unit

 

Weather

Hot, cold, wet dry

 

 

History Unit

 

Seaside/Coast

Willenhall Park

 

  RE- Visits

2

History Unit

 

Great Fire Of London

 

Geography Unit

 

Investigating the UK

 

 

 

History Unit

 

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Bristol Museum

 RE- Visits

 

3

History Unit

 

Stone Age and Iron Age

In School Full Day Workshop

 

Geography Unit

 

Investigating

Our Town

 

RE- Visits

History Unit

 

Roman Britain

Roman Lunt

 

 

4

 

History Unit

 

Anglo- Saxons and Vikings

In School Full Day Workshop

Geography Unit

 

Investigating Water

Severn Trent

Presentation/

Workshops

 

RE- Visits

Geography Unit

 

Climate and Biomes

Chester Zoo

 

Lichfield Cathedral

Inspire

 

5

 

History Unit

 

Shang Dynasty

 

 History Unit

 

Ancient Greece

 

RE- Visits

Geography Unit

 

Investigating

Rivers/Mountains

National Trust

Church Stretton

 

6

 

History Unit

 

WW2/D-Day

RAF Cosford

Geography Unit

 

Investigating

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

 

RE- Visits

 

Geography Unit

 

Investigating Latitude and Longitude 

Natural History Museum

London

 

Lichfield Cathedral

Inspire

 

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