We believe that 'Curriculum' is everything that we 'do' and 'teach' in school. It's the way we engage with each other; it's the way we engage the children in their learning; and it's the way we provide opportunities for all of our children.
In Key Stage One, we use the 'Cornerstones Curriculum' as a way to ensure we cover all the skills required by The National Curriculum. Children's learning is cross curricular and is based on themes, which change every term.
We try to give our children opportunities and experiences that they may not otherwise have - these includes visitors from specialists and visits out to places the children may never have been before.
Our themes, visitors and trips planned for this year so far are detailed below:
Term 1 - Land Ahoy!
Memorable Experience/Launch - Pirate Experience Day with Captain Rocky Cliff
Other visitors/visits/experiences - Mike Major from the RNLI
Term 2 - Muck, Mess and Mixtures
Memorable Experience/Launch - 'A Messy Morning'
Other visitors/visits/experiences - Creating an Art Gallery for the Community
Term 3 - Bounce
Memorable Experience/Launch - Sponsored Bounce-a-thon
Other visitors/visits/experiences - Sports People - Northampton Town Football Club, Northampton Saints Rugby Club
Term 4 - Street Detectives
Memorable Experience/Launch - Walk in the Local Community
Other visitors/visits/experiences - Local Community role models e.g. The Mayor, PCSO, Librarian. Link with another Country. Link with the Elderly Residents in Raunds.
Term 5 - Scented Garden
Memorable Experience/Launch - Outdoor Learning Session
Other visitors/visits/experiences - Visit from someone who works at a Garden Centre.
Term 6 - Towers, Tunnels and Turrets
Memorable Experience/Launch - Visit to Rockingham Castle
The theme units have been carefully selected to ensure the curriculum is broad and balanced and that all National Curriculum Programmes of Study are taught. More information about each theme can be found within the Class Pages.