As a community school, we endeavour to ensure we work together and in a way which is relevant to real life and incorporates our school values: Ethusiasm for Learning, Confidence, Honesty, Kindness and Respect and Responsibility. Each term we investigate a key question linked to our topic. Each class explores a different element and we bring our learning together at the end of the term for our big finale, where we learn from each other. We pride ourselves on developing children's attitude towards learning, as well as their critical thinking skills. This is why we have open-ended questions. Open-ended questions promote:
* Critical thinking
* Cross curricular learning which contextualises the subjects, making them relevant
* British Values
* Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural aspects of learning
* Global Learning
Here are some of our previous topic questions:
*What is entertainment?
*What makes the world wonderful?
*Is it a question of Sport?
*What did the Victorians do for us?
*Why do we live on Earth?
*Was America discovered?
*What does Kernow mean to me?
Our curriculum is ever changing to meet the needs of our children and ensure coverage of the National Curriculum. It is flexible and often based around ideas from children, parents and members of the community. It is monitored termly by staff to ensure that it is meeting the needs of every learner – all children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. Following this monitoring and staff training our curriculum continues to evolve. We plan a whole school topic, with the focus being on ‘authentic’ learning starting from an essential question, classes working together and learning from each other concluding with a whole school outcome. Our curriculum is accessible to everyone and is tailor made to meet the needs of the children in the school at any particular time.
The content of our curriculum ensures coverage of the National Curriculum 2014. Parents and members of the public can find out more details at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationalcurriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum
Details of what we have covered and what are covering can be found on our website. Each class produces a half termly newsletter which gives details for every subject.
In KS1 and Foundation Stage we use letters and sounds for teaching phonics. More details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letters-and-sounds