Our current main drivers are: Writing, Enriching Vocabulary, Global Awareness and Aspirations for the Future.
We continue to develop and enhance our curriculum to ensure it is right for our children. We use the National Curriculum, which was introduced in September 2014, as the basis for our work. We consider the National Curriculum to be the minimum entitlement. At Holme on Spalding Moor, we strive to uncover the curriculum, rather than just simply cover it.
Schools have scope to personalise their curriculum as long as the basic requirements of the National Curriculum are covered. In revising the curriculum in 2022/2023, we felt it important that it reflected and supported the school’s aims. For example: that it helps develop self-confidence in children and promotes high standards; that it promotes learning about the wider world; and that it shows that learning can be fun and that we can learn throughout our lives. We have incorporated national curriculum requirements, kept many things we feel work for us and we are on always on the lookout to introduce elements of study that help make our school unique and characterful.
Our curriculum is carefully planned and sequenced to enable children to develop a growing vocabulary and build on prior knowledge and understanding year on year. Children’s primary school years should be filled with memorable experiences, linked to a rich, vibrant and creative curriculum which inspires and excites.
In order to achieve our aims, we will:
Ensure reading is prioritised to allow pupils to access the full curriculum offer.
Successfully adapt, design and develop our curriculum to be ambitious and meet the needs of all pupils, including those with SEND.
Provide tasks that ensure pupils achieve the aims and ambition of the curriculum, which is coherently planned and sequenced towards building cumulatively sufficient knowledge.
Pupils develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and, as a result, achieve well. This is reflected in the work that pupils produce.
Where available, impact is reflected in results from national tests and examinations that meet and exceed government expectations.
Pupils are confident, well-equipped and ready for the next stage of education. They have the knowledge and skills they need and can follow their interests and aspirations. Pupils with SEND achieve the best possible outcomes.
Pupils read widely and often, with fluency and comprehension appropriate to their age. They are able to apply mathematical knowledge, concepts and procedures appropriately for their age.