Stoke Fleming Curriculum
Set sail in the world…
Considerate, Confident, Creative and Cultured
Our ‘charted curriculum’ inspires everyone to explore, dream and discover the world around us
Our curriculum aims to provide opportunities for all children to explore, dream and discover. This is done through reflecting our values through the following key articles in the UNCRC:
Article 2 (without discrimination) The Convention applies to every child whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say, no matter what type of family they come from.
Article 12 (respect for the views of the child) Every child has the right to say what they think in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously.
Article 28 (right to education) Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free. Secondary education must be available to every child. Discipline in schools must respect children’s human dignity. Wealthy countries must help poorer countries achieve this.
Article 29 (goals of education) Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.
INTENT: The school has developed and is evolving a clear, coherent and well-sequenced curriculum that children are entitled to which provides them with the knowledge they need to learn. We operate a three-year rolling programme, in phases (Phase 1 - EYFS, Phase 2 – Y1,2,3, Phase 3 – Y4,5,6) and base our learning and discovery on the National Curriculum. Prior to each term we work together as a staff to develop themes, these reflect: the children’s interests, local and national events and key current issues, this enables us to truly encapsulate the essence of a ‘Charted Curriculum’ through which our pupils can explore, dream and discover. Our curriculum design is rooted in our values of being: Considerate, Confident, Creative and Cultured which are linked to the Fundamental British Values of Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, and Mutual Respect and tolerance. Our work with the UNICEF Rights Respecting School initiative further enhances this.
IMPLEMENTATION: We have developed a thematic approach based upon our own developed subject progression documents, these have been carefully considered because of the complexities of mixed age classes. The subject progression documents are rooted in the national curriculum programmes of study to give the essential structure needed for all planning. These documents are being systematically enhanced with the deep subject knowledge for each area through collaboration with secondary colleagues and partner trusts. Teachers work together to draft a whole school overview, this details the particular strand of each subject which is being covered by each year group. The overview sets out clear progression of knowledge acquisition and the skills developed by mapping in this way we ensure clear progression across each phase and year group. In the children's topic books, for each term/unit of learning there is an overview of all subjects and their links. Knowledge organisers are developed for each subject to support pupils learning.
IMPACT: Continual assessment takes place through the units with all elements of writing being taught through the topic themes, this provides clear application of skills and knowledge acquired. Whilst maintaining the high standards in English and Maths we will constantly review the assessment of all curriculum areas to ensure great outcomes. All pupils regardless of their starting points will receive a first-class education with a multitude of opportunities to develop into Considerate, Confident, Creative and Cultured individuals.