Pheasey Park Farm Primary School

Pheasey Park Farm Primary School

Curriculum - Overview

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Curriculum Intent and Rationale

At Pheasey Park Farm Primary School and Children’s Centre the curriculum is designed to:

  • Recognise children’s prior learning

  • Provide high quality and progressive learning experiences

  • Allow the children to develop interpersonal skills

  • Build resilience, creativity, problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Develop an awareness of health and safety

  • Promote tolerance and diversity including Cultural Capital and British Values

 

We keep abreast of our children’s needs and local issues. As a result our curriculum is carefully planned to promote confidence and resilience in our children as well as broadening horizons and promoting safety and well being. Many of our pupils have much access to technology out of school and so e safety and physical activity form a significant part of our curriculum planning.

 

We use Education Technology as a key tool in providing high quality and appropriate learning experiences for our children.

 

Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We know our pupils will live and work in a multi cultural world. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community and globally. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. We constantly provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning and believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge through high quality learning experiences. We have found our pupils historically to be passive learners and so we have enhanced their confidence through the promotion of collaboration and collaborative learning. In so doing we aim to build confidence and resilience.

 

We are aware of the extent of pupils’ access to technology. We use Education Technology to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success. We teach e safety awareness and encourage safe and appropriate use of technology.

 

Community involvement is an essential part of our curriculum as we prepare our children for life in a multi cultural society through celebrating local traditions and festivals and teaching new skills to enable the children to take an active role in community events throughout the year.

 

Children leave our setting with the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.

Our Specific Aims are:


To value each individual, enhance self-esteem through social and emotional development.

  • To develop an awareness of self and growth in self-confidence and self esteem

  • To develop self-discipline and have an understanding of acceptable behaviour and politeness

  • To develop co-operation, group responsibility and a sensitivity towards others

 

To develop the natural curiosity children exhibit about themselves and their world, and use this to foster positive attitudes to learning.

  • To develop an enquiring mind, independent thought and creative thinking

  • To train pupils to plan and organise work and persevere until a task is complete

  • To assist children to identify problems, investigate them and find solutions

  • To teach children how to acquire information from various sources and record this in a variety of ways

  • To encourage the ability to communicate ideas and information, to express views, make reasoned judgements and choices

  • To prepare and equip children with the necessary knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to become responsible adults and citizens of the future.


To develop each individual to his/her potential through offering a wide range of high quality experiences.

  • To provide differentiated learning opportunities to meet individual needs

  • To ensure equal opportunity for all, irrespective of gender, race, religion or disability

  • To extend individual talents and encourage a healthy spirit of competition

 

To develop spiritual, moral and cultural awareness.

  • To develop a set of beliefs and values and understanding of right and wrong

  • To develop an understanding of and respect for the religious beliefs of others

  • To offer experiences which inspire awe and wonder for children and opportunities for reflection

 

To develop children’s imagination and creativity by offering a wide range of experiences.

  • To develop the skills and understanding to access, appreciate and enjoy the arts

  • To develop the ability to experience emotion and express feelings through the creative arts

  • To encourage creative and adventurous physical activities

 

To promote a health conscious, safe and stimulating learning environment.

  • To promote the importance of healthy lifestyle and healthy eating, hygiene and safety

  • To involve children in regular exercise and extend their physical capabilities

  • To ensure that the learning environment is well resourced, well ordered, safe, secure and attractive

 

To develop positive relationships between home, school and the community.

  • To involve parents in their child’s learning and in school life

  • To develop links with other agencies and organisations in the community

 

To provide a broad, balanced, relevant curriculum for all children.

  • To provide a wide variety of relevant, learning opportunities which cater for a variety of learning styles

  • To develop policies and schemes of work for all areas of the curriculum to ensure continuity & progression

  • To provide a balance of academic, creative and physical education and a balance of individual and group activities

If you would like to know more about our curriculum please contact us.

 

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