Our curriculum intent is underpinned by the National Curriculum. As you will see below, we plan this together on a half termly basis so we are constantly assessing for learning. Subject Leaders have worked hard to think about the sequence of children's learning, so this builds as children move from term to term and class to class.
We want to make learning engaging, inspirational and memorable, encouraging children to take pride in their achievements and always give of their best. Our cross-curricular and often hands on approach to learning enables our children to make meaningful links whilst working to purposeful outcomes.
We feel very lucky to be in Stratford upon Avon, maximising all the opportunities that this historic town has to offer. This helps us to create our own special school identity.
Our curriculum enables us to link with exciting organisations locally and nationally. We build strong relationships, celebrate diversity, encourage respect and build a sense of community. The knowledge and skills that our curriculum provides build in a meaningful way so that children develop confidence in their learning. It provides and acknowledges success for all children, in all aspects of their development.
Implementation: How we craft our Curriculum at Holy Trinity Primary School
Our creative, vibrant curriculum was praised by Ofsted in the last 2017 inspection, but we wanted to make it even more dynamic. In 2018 we decided to reignite our curriculum and invited parents to a visioning evening, discussing what type of curriculum we wanted for our children.
Every term Key Stages have a day out of school to plan the next exciting themes for the following term. The starting point is the objectives that need to be covered, and each theme has a geography or history overarching focus. Science (and in our school, computing) are seen as core subjects, and are taught outside of the main theme but we make links where possible and natural. Skills need to be taught effectively
As we plan for each subject there is a high emphasis on: