Belonging, Believing, Becoming
The creative curriculum is a carefully planned, thematic approach to teaching and learning designed to support children’s natural curiosity and stimulate their creativity.
Whole school curriculum map planned
Planning is closely referenced to the National Curriculum 2014
Foundation subjects, especially history, geography and science are a main subject focus for topics
English is taught separately however opportunities are planned for within the topics
Our school uses Oxford Reading Tree, Jolly Phonics and Letters and Sounds to support reading at Key Stage 1.
Maths, RE, PE, MFL and PHSCE are timetabled separately but aspects may be covered through topic
Sustained periods are included in timetables for children to work
Some subjects may need to have discrete units taught to ensure coverage
Direct experience is placed at the centre of the curriculum so that teachers draw out and develop children’s thinking in meaningful contexts
A wide range of first hand experiences are offered both within the school and beyond
Enquiry, problem solving, reasoning and creative thinking are strong features of classroom activity
Children often work collaboratively
Interests of children inform teaching
Evidence of different styles of teaching and learning
Knowledge, skills and understanding are expressed through a range of different media and ways
Children demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in a variety of ways, e.g. art, drama, dance, music etc.
End of topic presentations are planned
Learning processes are made visible to children – i.e. working walls
Children, adults and parents work together using resources from the school, locality and wider community
Well resourced and planned learning environment
Space used to support the creative curriculum
The school’s curriculum statement incorporates the advice and beliefs laid out in the National Curriculum 2014 and the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.
Our aim is to develop:
Successful learners, confident individuals and reponsible citizens who:
have the essential learning skills of literacy, numeracy and information and communication technology
communicate well in a range of ways
have a sense of self-worth and personal identity
are self-aware and deal well with their emotions
are willing to try new things and make the most of opportunities
are well prepared for life and work
respect others and act with integrity