Powick C of C Primary School Curriculum Offer
At Powick we build our Curriculum around our central aim of ‘Embracing Learning Together’. We encourage our children to make the most of both intended and incidental learning opportunities to support them to fulfill their potential during their primary school years.
Our curriculum is mapped clearly to ensure that children are able to know more and remember more by revisiting and building on prior learning. At each Key Stage a set of Key Concepts has been identified. 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 ensure that all of our children access a wide range of enriching experiences which help them to develop their individual potential. These include: roles and responsibilities, trips, visits, sporting activities, church visits, charitable work and other activities which broaden their learning.
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. Lessons are introduced with the phrase: “Today we will be working as a ...” to ensure the children are learning about being a historian, a scientist or an artist. 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 Kay 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, key concepts, knowledge organisers and daily vocabulary building. Knowledge is revisited regularly and linked to new learning.
Opportunities to go beyond the coverage and aims of the national curriculum are built into the curriculum at Powick. Our curriculum allows for a wide variety of opportunities to further broaden our children’s learning and development.
Please see a record of our Fulfilling Learning Activities below
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 – Purple Mash
French – Language Angels
Music – Charanga
At Powick CE Primary we ensure all of our children take part in events and activities which nurture their Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural well being.
Please see below our calendar of events to see what the children have taken part in this term.
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.
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.