CURRICULUM

 

Intent

At Cradley School we have developed a curriculum that is coherently planned and sequenced to enable children to thrive and be inquisitive, creative learners.  A key focus for our curriculum is questioning, we want to provide children with the skills required to think deeply about concepts taught and how they can be applied to different and unfamiliar contexts. 

Our curriculum aim is for it to be rich, varied and engaging, developing resilience and an excitement to learn, a key skill for their future. We encourage and promote British Values within our curriculum, encouraging an appreciation of differences and tolerance of each other through creativity, hoping to inspire and motivate all children to be the best they can be.

Following a curriculum review in Autumn term 2019, each subject team developed an overview and progression of skills document for all year groups.  Each subject lead,  supported by the whole team, created a specific ‘intention, implementation and impact’ statement.

Implementation 

Curriculum subjects are taught thematically over 3 themes a year. In Reception and KS1 we operate a 3 year rolling program for most subjects so that a child will have the same experience regardless of the class they are in. As things build in KS2 we operate a 2 year rolling program for Years 3, 4 and 5. We ensure that the skills taught are the same in each year, however the themes covered may be different. In Year 6 we operate a 1 Year rolling program as they are a stand alone class.

Impact 

 Subject leaders monitor all subjects once a term and update their subject's action plan. THis could be done though book looks, pupil voice, conversations with teachers, questionnaires and lesson observations. 

Class teachers will keep records of the child's achievement of the skills progression which will then be passed to the next class teacher. Where a teacher sees that the children are not developing resilience, an excitement to learn, questioning and applying their learning to different and unfamiliar contexts, they will be adaptable in their planning and approach.

 

Our curriculum is fully inclusive, raising the support for the child, rather than lowering the curriculum focus. We aim to meet the needs of all children, through discussion with multiple agencies, early identification of need and parents. We then adapt the resources and support to meet all children's needs. We see the importance in supporting those children who have barriers to learning in core subjects so that they can still become fantastic geographers, historians, artists, designers, sportsman, philosophers, linguists, scientists, and programmers.  

Curriculum Overviews

Please see below the Curriculum Overview for each subject - these are on a 1,2 or 3 year rolling programme.

2021/2022 is year "a" on the 2 year programme.

Art

Computing

DT

Geography

History

MFL

Music

PE

PSHCE

RE

Science 

Subject Statements
Please see below the Intent, Implementation, Impact statements for our curriculum subjects. 

Art

Computing

DT

Geography

History

MFL

Music

PE

PSHCE

RE

Science 

Skills Progression Documents
At the end of a unit of work, children are assessed against the skills for their year group in each curriculum subject, irrespective of which class they are in. These are progressive and are monitored by the subject leader and the subject governor. 

Art

Computing

DT

Geography

History

MFL

Music

PE

PSHCE

RE

Science 

Knowledge Organisers 
If you would like to know more about the curriculum for this term then please look at the knowledge organisers for this term on their class page here 
Curriculum Newsletters

Every term each class sends out a Curriculum Newsletter to their parents and carers.  This provides more detail about the curriculum that the children will be studying.  The latest newsletters are attached below:

Class 1 - Year R

Class 1 - Year 1

Class 2 - Year 1

Class 2 - Year 2

Class 3 - Year 3

Class 3 - Year 4

Class 4 - Year 4

Class 4 - Year 5

Class 5