Curriculum - Overview

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Mission Statement

Our Vision is to develop a learning community where all children enthusiastically participate, excel and are proud of their achievements across the curriculum. 

Basic Principles
  1. Learning is a change to long term memory

  2. We aim for our pupils to experience a wide breadth of study and have, by the end of each key stage, long-term memory of an ambitious body of procedural and semantic knowledge.

When planning our curriculum we consider our principles, local issues, cultural capital, subject topics and high expectations for all our pupils. We ensure that we provide a progression model by:

  • recognising children’s prior learning

  • high quality and progressive learning experiences

  • the children to develop interpersonal skills

  • resilience, creativity, problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • an awareness of health and safety

  • tolerance and diversity including Cultural Capital and British Values

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Our Curriculum Drivers

Opportunities – For pupils to be aware of all possibilities available to them and to have high aspirations for their future.

Resilience – For pupils to have the courage to bounce back from any setbacks or challenges and maintain a positive outlook on life.

Diversity – For pupils to appreciate and understand that each individual is unique and to recognise and celebrate our individual differences. 

Our Intent, Implementation and Impact is based on locally identified issues and the thread of independence runs through all that we do.

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

  • To develop specialist teaching where it will support our curriculum intent.

At Pheasey Park Farm Primary School we aim to provide the children with a curriculum which is broad, well balanced and above all stimulates the children to learn. We promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and seek to prepare them for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Through a positive and caring environment we provide the opportunity for every child to reach their full potential in all areas of the curriculum.


We deliver the programmes of study that meet the requirements of the EYFS and National Curriculum 2014.


The subjects taught are English, Mathematics, Science, Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Languages, Geography, History, Music and
Physical Education and PSHE. The teaching of Religious Education is statutory in all schools and we follow the Walsall Syllabus.


English and Maths teaching are a fundamental part of each day and children may be organised into "sets" for each of these subjects in order to better accommodate the varying needs of children. Teachers seek to make as many cross curricular links as possible so that skills taught in these subjects can be applied in a range of contexts.

Pheasey Park Farm Primary School and Early Years Centre