We aim to prepare children for their next step in life by ensuring they acquire the knowledge, skills and cultural capital needed in a modern, diverse society
The following features ensure we achieve this:
Thematic curriculum— Children make links across their learning, ensuring knowledge is secure and contextualised
Enriched experiences—Children access the opportunities available to them outside of the classroom in this global city. They use their skills in a range of real-life contexts
Global learning—Children encounter perspectives and values from around the world as we draw attention to global challenges in the past and the future
Progression model—Learning experiences are carefully planned to ensure each bit of learning builds on what came before
Vocabulary acquisition—Explicit teaching of vocabulary and etymology ensures a strong connection between children’s learning and their ability to articulate it
Our knowledge organisers outline the key learning being undertaken by our children during each half-termly theme. They include the essential knowledge and skills being learnt, as well as key vocabulary which underpins children's learning. In addition, they highlight global learning opportunities, as well as links to previous learning undertaken. We share these with children and parents each half term and use them as live documents to help secure knowledge and understanding:
Nursery - Autumn 1 - Me & My World Nursery - Autumn 2 - Celebrations
Reception - Autumn 1 - Me & My World Reception - Autumn 2 - Celebrations
Year 1 - Autumn 1 - My Island Home Year 1 - Autumn 2 - Amazing Us
Year 2 - Autumn 1 - African Threads Year 2 - Autumn 2 - Fire! Fire!
Year 3 - Autumn 1 - American Dreams Year 3 - Autumn 2 - Webs, Skeletons & Incredible Ingredients
Year 4 - Autumn 1 - Island to Island Year 4 - Autumn 2 - Food, Glorious Food!
Year 5 - Autumn 1 - African Rhythms Year 5 - Autumn 2 - Digging up the Past
Year 6 - Autumn 1 - Black History in Britain Year 6 - Autumn 2 - Dead or Alive?
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum, please speak to one of our teaching staff or contact the school office. To find out about the school's homework policy please click here.