Powick C of C Primary School Curriculum Offer
At Powick we build our Curriculum around our Christian vision of ‘Embracing Learning Together’. We encourage our children to make the most of both intended and incidental learning opportunities so they can fulfill their potential during their primary school years.
Our curriculum has been mapped to ensure that all children can make progress through small steps of learning. Our curriculum ensures that children are able to know more and remember more by planning out clearly the sequence in which learning takes place and through planned opportunities to revisit prior learning. For several of the foundation subjects, a set of Key Concepts has been identified at each key Stage. These are the key aspects of learning in each subject which the children will gain a secure knowledge of by the end of each phase.
Skills are clearly sequenced to allow children to make progress in knowledge, skills and understanding during their journey through and across year groups. This enables children to fulfill the aim of knowing more, remembering more and being able to do more at the end of each phase of learning.
Our curriculum is supported by the use of Knowledge Organisers which enable children to revisit and remember key names, dates, facts and events and relate these to each other to build a powerful schema of learning.
Alongside the mapped curriculum, we have a carefully planned Program of Personal Development which ensures all children at Powick have opportunities to flourish and discover their individual potential.
Each term two year groups share one overarching topic. These topics are broad and enable links to be made in learning and paired work between different year groups.
Within each year group subjects are taught discreetly and each year group must cover the mapped content which is clearly stated in the Powick Curriculum and Skills documentation.
There is an emphasis on the unique features of each discipline reflected in the learning that takes place. Each subject is timetabled to ensure a deep understanding of concepts and skills - either as six week blocks or in one week of afternoon sessions.
The impact of our curriculum, as well as being measured through official and internal data when appropriate, will be based on these key indicators.
The basis for progression within our curriculum is from the National Curriculum 2014 and the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework. The National Curriculum is mapped from across the phases of EYFS, Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2.
Curriculum planning is the creative process by which our teachers consider and plan for the most effective means of our pupils learning and retaining the knowledge in the National Curriculum. This includes planning for the development of skills which are mapped progressively across each year group.
Opportunities are planned to review and recall knowledge regularly through the use of curriculum planning which sequences learning in small steps, key concepts, knowledge organisers and daily vocabulary building. Knowledge is revisited regularly and linked to new learning.
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Program of Personal Development
At Powick CE Primary we recognise the importance of supporting our children's personal development as well as their academic progress and achievement.
This is planned through our PSHE, RSE and RE curriculum as well as being highlighted through our six core Christian values, British values and a range of opportunities to ensure all of our children flourish and have opportunities and experiences which will help them discover and develop their knowledge, skills and abilities in a wide and varied range of activities and events.
Reading, Writing and Maths are taught as the core of our curriculum.
Staff at Powick have worked collaboratively to create a detailed approach for high quality teaching and learning in reading, writing and maths. The approaches to each subject are applied in each classroom and are consistent across the school. Please see the English and Maths pages for more information.
Foundation subjects and the wider curriculum are planned in either six week blocks or over one week (Art and DT) to enable depth of learning and the revisiting of vocabulary and knowledge. Topics are shared between year groups but have separate Curriculum Maps to ensure progress is made at each stage of the child’s learning journey.
At Powick we have created a vocabulary framework for each of our subjects to ensure that key vocabulary is part of our curriculum progression.
The following subjects are supported by schemes of learning which are matched to our school’s skills progression to ensure the children experience meaningful sequences of learning across lessons and year groups. These schemes of learning allow access to high quality resources and learning experiences in each year group.
PSHE – SCARF
Computing – Teach Computing
French – Language Angels
Music – Charanga
PE- PE Planning
Powick CE Primary School is committed to ensuring equality of education, and opportunity for all students, staff, parents, guardians or carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, religion or socio-economic background.
We are proud of the diversity within our school community and have due regard to:
This perspective is embedded and expected in all our policies and practices to ensure discrimination and inequality are tackled appropriately.
To read more about our equality objectives for this academic year please see the website page named 'Policies'.
For further information about the topics and learning in your child's class please see our Class Curriculum Page which is updated termly with a Curriculum Newsletter for each class.
If you would like to discuss our curriculum in more detail then please contact the school office on: 01905 830336 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org