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Pollington–Balne Curriculum

To provide an ‘Engaging, Educational Experience for all.’

 

At Pollington-Balne, our curriculum is meticulously designed to provide a rich, exciting and challenging ‘broad and balanced’ thematic approach to teaching and learning that meets the needs of all pupils following the 2014 National Curriculum.  It encourages a love of learning and prepares the pupils for life as successful, highly motivated and socially responsible citizens. As a Church of England school, the Christian ethos and values permeates much of our work. 

 

Our INTENT is that:

  • Our carefully sequenced and coherent curriculum provides pupils with the opportunity to build on their previous knowledge and skills, allowing them to deepen their learning across a sequence of lessons, across the year and across their time at our school.

 

  • It provides pupils with memorable experiences and rich opportunities where pupils can learn and develop a range of transferable knowledge and skills.

 

  • It provides opportunities for pupils to develop as independent, confident, self-driven and successful learners, with high aspirations, who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society.

 

  • The curriculum develops pupils’ rich vocabulary, allowing them to articulate the acquired knowledge and skills in a range of ways appropriate to the task (e.g. in a debate)

 

  • The curriculum supports the physical and mental well-being of our pupils, supporting the development of the whole child.

 

  • The curriculum celebrates diversity and utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of the community while supporting the pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, ensuring that pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain.

 

 

  • As part of this statement of intent, we also enrich the curriculum to give pupils the opportunity to excel and to ensure they are stimulated by their learning and motivated to learn more.

 

 

Implementation

 

The Pollington Curriculum is established to deliver our intent. Our curriculum is delivered using a variety of approaches and resources depending on the nature of the subject being taught and the needs of the children ( see appendix – Curriculum Approaches)  Core subjects are taught discreetly and learning is applied through wider curriculum subjects. Some of the imaginative learning projects are delivered using the Cornerstones scheme of work but this is also enhanced by additional whole school themed weeks and days as well as some discreet teaching particularly in RE, science (if it does not link to the topic), music, computing, PE and languages.   All classes in Key Stage 2 are taught a second language: French. As well as being taught the skills of learning a new language, the children also learn about the culture of another country.

 

Please follow the link to our curriculum, teaching and learning, and assessment policies.

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