Our two year rolling programme ensures consistency of coverage for our mixed year classes and the opportunity for all to revisit key knowledge and skills. Our curriculum has been designed around key questions to ensure focus for teaching and learning and a strong emphasis on developing vocabulary. We have included the opportunity for children to learn about Braintree and the surrounding area. You can also read our Teaching and Learning Policy below.
We firmly believe that our curriculum should:
- Inspire all children and engage them in their learning. We focus on exciting, topic led learning, linked when possible to quality texts and classic books. We firmly believe that if children are engaged and are encouraged to write for purpose, they will make progress. Teachers are encouraged to provide hooks through the use of artefacts, films, experiences and texts, to help children become immersed in their learning.
- Challenge our children and ensure there is no ceiling set on attainment. We encourage a choose and challenge approach to learning which allows for progression of skills in all subjects.
- Allow for peer and collaborative learning – we feel that children should be encouraged to be in control of their own learning and able to support each other to deepen their understanding of topics.
Please browse through the following pages to see details of our topic based curriculum.