At Escomb Primary we believe that the curriculum is a powerful tool that promotes a love of learning and willingness to explore and the time to have fun. We use the National Curriculum (2014) as a starting point for a wide and varied learning experience for our children. We enrich it by our strong ethos based on respect for ourselves and others, equality and a sense of wonder at the world we live in. We are committed to developing the whole child. Our children will have the opportunity to be creative, to be physically active and to be academically challenged. Through our curriculum we also extend pupils’ understanding of the cultural diversity of modern British society and follow the locally ‘Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education’.
Contexts for learning extend through local and national to international themes. We enhance learning through first-hand experiences such as educational visits, residential weeks, visitors into school, and using the grounds as an outside classroom are interwoven throughout. Enrichment projects extend and enhance the curriculum. These may vary from year to year. Recent examples of which are enterprise activities and global initiatives.
We continually review and improve our curriculum according to the needs of our children and to the aspirations of the staff and community.
Our curriculum will:
Foster independence and develop confident, resilient children with a love of learning
Prepare children for life-long learning
Inspire a natural curiosity
Have the learner at its heart
Be engaging and built around exciting themes
Promote deep thinking and reasoning skills
Involve enquiry- based discovery learning
Provide opportunities for creativity and collaboration
Facilitate a close partnership between home and school
We believe that children learn best through relevant, exciting and first-hand experiences. In this way, we have adopted a curriculum based on the ‘Learning Challenge’ approach in order to ensure that our children have the necessary knowledge as well key skills.
Learning Challenges begin with a hook which immerses the children in the topic and grabs their interest. It uses big questions to get the children thinking clearly and explaining their reasoning. Children create further questions to extend their learning.
Reflection, review and celebration of their work are central to the whole process and can be seen in the form of whole school ‘Celebration Assemblies’ or presentations to different audiences.
Assessing without levels
Art and Design Curriculum Statement
Design and Technology Curriculum Statement
Foreign Languages Curriculum Statement
Geography Curriculum Statement
History Curriculum statement
Music Curriculum Statement
Physical Education and Sport Curriculum Statement
Science Curriculum Statement
Curriculum Overview Art
Curriculum Overview DT
Curriculum Overview English
Curriculum Overview Geography
Curriculum Overview History
Curriculum Overview Maths
Curriculum Overview Music
Curriculum Overview PE
Curriculum Overview RE
Curriculum Overview Spanish
Reception Curriculum Map 2017-2018
Y1 Curriculum Map 2017-2018
Y2 Curriculum Map 2017-2018
Y3 Curriculum Map 2017-18
Y4 Curriculum Map 2017-2018
Y5 Curriculum Map 2017-2018
Y6 Curriculum Map 2017-2018
Teaching and Learning Policy
Whole School Timetable 16-17
Schools have been asked to explain how they promote British values. Our school reflects British values in all that we do. Find out how Escomb Primary school is promoting British Values.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Escomb Primary School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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