Skip to content ↓

Our curriculum

Purposeful Learning, Engaging Activities

We have agreed on an exciting new strapline for our curriculum – ‘Purposeful learning, engaging activities.’  A curriculum where children have a real or fictional purpose to the learning or a working towards a purpose at the end of the unit

These ideas should result in engaging activities, although we ensure the context/purpose does not distract from the learning.  These can be more end of unit tasks to showcase the learning meaning yes at times pupils will just have to write!  However, it is our aim to ensure they are inspired. This can be achieved through pupils:

  • Knowing they are working for a purpose
  • Knowing others will see and possibly benefit from the work
  • Knowing they may bring about change
  • Feeling strongly about an issue and wanting to communicate their thoughts following a debate/discussion
  • Feeling inspired through examples from others
  • Use of learning environments to support the learning – especially some of our corridor themed areas
  • Adults in role to be interviewed
  • Children in role to be interviewed
  • Use of discussion/debate/big questions/drama/hot-seating/role play etc

In addition, we need to enrich the curriculum further through:

  • Meaningful and engaging trips linked to the curriculum
  • Our agreed list of 11 things we want the pupils to have experienced linked in with the curriculum and our Christian mission and values.:
    • Visit a foreign country
    • Represent the school in music/sport/art
    • Serve within the local community
    • Visit London including the West End
    • Eat in a restaurant
    • Perform to an audience
    • Visit contrasting locations - beach, forest, farm
    • Residential - spend at least a night away from home
    • Cook a meal
    • Act generously within the wider world
    • Experience and enjoy UK attractions: zoos, museums, castle, National Trust.
  • Links made with the Christian ethos of the school/SIAMS framework – disagree well, courageous advocacy, discuss, debate, big questions, morals.