Intent and Implementation
This section is focused on the curriculum and provides an overview of the Early Years Foundation Stage [EYFS] Framework and the curriculum offer for children in Years 1 to 6.
The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. We are aiming to become a thinking school and we have taken the necessary steps towards this.
Our Curriculum also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what our children learn from the way they are treated or expected to behave. Our curriculum also includes opportunities to teach children about British values.
Staff at West Cornforth Primary School teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others whilst developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve all that they can.
We follow a ‘skills based curriculum’ whereby the key/basic skills needed to make progress in each subject are embedded within a theme delivered to pupils through questions and investigation which sparks their interest, and allow children to make links and connections across traditional subject boundaries. It includes not only the formal requirement of the National Curriculum, but also the range of additional opportunities that the school organizes in order to enrich the experiences of our children.
This includes the range of ‘extra curricular’ opportunities available to all year groups.
Each class studies one engaging theme per term or half-term, starting with a question session on what they already know and what they want to know to engage them in their learning. To ensure the full coverage of the National Curriculum, each subject area has been carefully mapped across the school to fit with these themes. The key skills [deemed essential for pupil progress] from each subject area have been mapped to each topic as non-negotiable elements of study. Many of the themes chosen have a particular commitment to promoting investigation, invention and evaluation across science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Use of visits and visitors based around art and music, extend pupils’ opportunities for creative learning.
New plans are devised each year and enable the effective differentiation, progression and assessment of key skills that need to be taught in each year group.
Schools have been asked to explain how they promote British values. You can find out more about our approach to British Values on our website.
If you would any more information about our curriculum please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At West Cornforth Primary School we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEN Information Report
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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