We have taken the three values of Create Partnership Trust, excellence, partnership and perseverance and added alongside the values of integrity, open mind-set and a spirit of adventure.
Our curriculum threads are six broad themes that connect the learning across the school. The threads are designed to support our curriculum mission and narrative while putting the child at the heart of all we think, say and do. The curriculum is powered through oracy; teaching our pupils the skills that are needed to be an effective speaker and listener and by putting reading at the heart of all learning. Leaders draw upon literature and evidence based research from a myriad of sources in conjunction with the thoughts and feelings, ideas and innovation of our pupils, staff, parents and Create Partnership Trust.
To make sure children gain an in depth knowledge and skill set, we teach half termly topics as key drivers of our curriculum with a specific subject focus. Other subjects are then threaded through where appropriate. Children are given further opportunities throughout the year, across the range of topics, to apply their knowledge and skills in different contexts to help them make links and commit knowledge to their long term memory.
At the end of their topic we hold 'Pop-Up' events. We open up school to our parents so the children can showcase their learning and give opportunities to put their oracy skills into practise.
There is substantial evidence that outdoor learning can be effective at achieving a wide range of outcomes for children and young people.
1. Children learn to Be healthy and stay safe they:
• Develop greater self-awareness and respect;
• Participate in healthy physical activity;
• Know more about the benefits of physical fitness and the lifelong value of participating in healthy leisure activities;
• Develop respect, tolerance and empathy in relationships;
• Understand the benefits of healthy eating;
• Adopt a positive attitude to challenge and adventure;
• Develop the ability to manage risk.
2. Children learn to enjoy and achieve they:
• Enjoy participating in activities;
• Acquire a range of activity skills;
• Show an increased motivation and appetite for learning;
• Raise their attainment in other aspects of their education;
• Broaden their cultural, aesthetic and spiritual awareness.
3. Children and young people learn to make a positive contribution and achieve economic wellbeing they:
• Develop awareness of, and respect for, other people and the environment;
• Develop positive social attitudes, responsibility and commitment;
• Better understand the importance of conservation and sustainability;
• Demonstrate improved self-reliance;
• Develop and extend their key skills:
More in depth information about what each year group are learning can be found in our
Parents' Curriculum Leaflets on the Year Group Pages.