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