How our curriculum is planned.
Because we are mixed age our KS1 and KS2 curriculum runs on a 2 year rolling programme, Year A and Year B. Each subject has a 2 year long term plan. From these plans each class produces their own individual long term plan. Each half term, every class produces a medium term plan which contains all the learning objectives for the half term. All of these plans are shared on the school website. Teachers then produce short term plans in their own format.
Each half term topic is introduced to the children by a big question to stimulate discussion and curiosity. All the subjects areas are linked by a group of concepts which gives the topic cohesion.
From January 2020 the children will be given a knowledge organiser for their current topic, with the key facts and concepts they will be learning in that half term These will be shared with parents. At the end of the topic this knowledge organiser will form the basis for assessing how much the knowledge has been retained by giving the children a quiz or an assessment. They will also be used by the next teacher to make links to their prior knowledge when beginning a new topic.