Plymouth Grove National Curriculum Statement
Maths Key Objectives
Reading Key objectives
Writing Key objectives
Science Key Objectives
The curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning andpersonal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organise in order to enrich the experiences of the children. It also includes the promotion of the school values of excellence, inspiration, determination, courage, friendship, respect and equality; and the children’s understanding of rights. Building Learning Power develops lifelong learning skills and a positive attitude to learning.
Our curriculum supports children to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they can achieve their true potential.
– the way in which all children are unique and our curriculum promotes respect for the views of each individual child, as well as people of all cultures.
– the spiritual and moral development of each person, as well as their intellectual and physical growth.
– the importance of each person in our community. We organise our curriculum to promote co-operation and understanding between all members of our community.
– the rights of each person in our society. We respect each child in our school for who they are, and we treat them with fairness and honesty, We provide equal opportunities for all the children in our school.
– our environment and we aim, through the curriculum, to teach respect for our world, and how we should care for it.
– independent learning as a life skill.
Aims and Objectives:
The aims of the curriculum are:
– to enable all children to learn and develop their skills to the best of their ability
– to promote a positive attitude towards learning, so that children enjoy coming to school and acquire a solid basis for lifelong learning.
– to teach children the basic skills of literacy, numeracy, science and computing
– to enable children to be creative and to think for themselves.
– to enable children to recognise and utilise their own best learning styles.
– to teach children about their developing world, including how their environment and society have changed over time.
– to help children understand Britain’s cultural heritage
– to enable children to be positive citizens in their community and wider society
– to fulfil all the requirements of the National Curriculum and the locally agreed syllabus for religious education.
– to help children understand the importance of truth and fairness, so that they grow up committed to equal opportunities for all.
– to enable children to have respect for themselves and high self-esteem, and to be able to live and work co-operatively with others.
Organisation and Planning
Our curriculum will be provided through:
– Classroom themes
– Subject lessons
– Activities outside the classroom
– The values promoted by the school and its community
– The context in which our pupils live, both locally, nationally and globally
– Staff will link subjects wherever appropriate and relevant; the curriculum will not be constrained by subject boundaries; much of the work will be cross-curricular, with an emphasis on learning English and maths skills, which will be practiced and reinforced in cross-curricular work. Some subjects that do not fit into the theme will be taught discretely.
Application of Basic Skills
Opportunities for applying basic skills, reading, writing, communication and numeracy will be driven by science, geography and history. This will create opportunities for shared learning through visitors, educational visits, assemblies etc…