Robert Browning Primary School

Robert Browning

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Curriculum

Intent

Creative learning helps to equip young people with the skills, ability, confidence and attitudes to enable them to work creatively and to transfer and apply knowledge in different contexts towards new and valuable goals.  It encourages creative, critical and reflective thinking and produces excited,enthusiastic, enquiry-driven, active learners.

Our curriculum is planned to:

  • help children to become INDEPENDENT, RESILIENT, ACTIVE learners
  • be MEMORABLE, fun and engaging
  • provide opportunities for children to be creative and allow time for them to explore and develop their own ideas, solve their own problems and use and apply skills – TINKERING
  • be child centered and based on children’s interests, allowing them to direct the learning where appropriate
  • have a strong focus on Literacy, including opportunities to read, write, speak, debate, discuss and question across a range of styles and subjects.
  • be cross curricular and make links to prior and current learning, knowledge and skills.
  • encourage children to make informed choices
  • be flexible and allow us to respond to personal, local and national events

 

Implementation

Our curriculum is implemented through termly topics which are carefully planned to ensure that knowledge and skills are covered and progression occurs. We explicitly teach key skills and subject specific knowledge and vocabulary and build upon children’s knowledge and skills through a series of lessons.

 Wherever possible, the topic is used to link core and foundation subjects together such as literacy, history, geography, art and design. Spiritual, Moral, Cultural and Social development opportunities are woven through our curriculum, alongside British Values, to support children’s personal development and prepare them for life in modern Britain.

 We recognise that children have preferred learning styles, and so make allowances for this in our planning and delivery.  We use a range of approaches including practical activities and discussions. Teachers plan using the termly planning sheet which is also shared with parents each term and displayed in the school entrance hall. Individual subjects may sometimes be ‘blocked’ to support teaching and learning. Children complete meaningful ‘homework projects’ that help to engage them in the topic.

 How our curriculum is implemented can be found on our curriculum framework, topic webs, unit posters and planning.

 Teachers are encouraged to broaden the experience of the topics for the children using the rich local environment as a basis for learning and providing opportunities for outdoor learning and fieldwork, educational visits, visitors into school and shared experiences of the wider school community, e.g. involvement with parents and school links. Children, typically go on a trip each half term.

 Special events such as International Week, Enterprise Week and Health Week help children to see the links between curriculum areas and also promote excitement for different subjects. They allow children to study subjects in more depth. Each year we learn about significant people who have had an impact on the world and encourage the children to challenge stereotypes. We also take on a whole school project linked to a local, national or global issue. 

We value the diversity of individuals within the school. All children have equal access to the curriculum and are treated fairly regardless of race, religion or ability (see Inclusion Policy).  Where possible we identify children who have strengths or talents in the different curriculum areas. (See More Able and Talented Policy).

Impact

The impact of our curriculum is monitored throughout the year by the Deputy Head and Curriculum Leaders. This is done in a range of ways including:

  • data analysis
  • looking at children’s work and other evidence of outcomes
  • lesson observations
  • feedback from children
  • feedback from teachers

 

 Statutory Requirements 

At key stages 1 and 2 the statutory subjects that all pupils must study are:

  • art and design
  • design and technology
  • English
  • geography
  • history
  • computing
  • mathematics
  • music
  • physical education
  • science
  • languages (KS2 only)
  • personal, social, health and economic education
  • religious education

The curriculum should be broad and balanced and promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society. It should prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

Our Creative Curriculum

Curriculum Framework

Creative Arts

Design and Technology

Humanities

Computing 

Maths

Science

MFL

Religious Education

PE and PHSE

English

Philosophy for Children 

Homework


Curriculum Posters

Here are some examples:

Year 5

Year 3