Learning through the creative and performing arts
We have constructed an ambitious curriculum that is coherently planned to ensure that children know more and remember more, and which prepares them for their future learning. The curriculum is enriched through visits to our local area, partnerships within the local community and a programme of visitors such as authors, theatre groups and scientists.
Our approach to teaching and learning gives pupils the chance to carry out meaningful real-world projects throughout the year. It gives Primary pupils the opportunity to develop the creative habits of mind – persistence, imaginativeness, inquisitiveness, discipline and collaboration, on which our Captains are based, equipping them for successful study in the secondary phase.
Our approach gives all pupils, particularly disadvantaged pupils, including pupils with SEND, the opportunity to solve challenging tasks that have real life, experienced outcomes. It ensures that they have the knowledge and cultural capital which are vital for success in the 21st century.
A broad range of subjects are taught throughout the school and progression is planned by subject leaders based on the programmes of study identified in the National Curriculum. We follow a rigorous systematic synthetic phonics programme which is led by our English and Phonics Lead with the support of our Consultant Trainer from Ruth Miskin Training.