Our curriculum is carefully and thoughtfully planned to ensure that the children’s learning is interactive and inspiring and encourages them to deepen their knowledge of the world around them and the skills required to be successful learners. Each subject area has a detailed and meticulously planned progression of skills which details the skills, knowledge and concepts the children build on during their time in school. Vocabulary is a key focus of our curriculum and we ensure this is embedded into all aspects of the children’s learning. This provides our children with the opportunity to express themselves clearly and articulately using appropriate and meaningful language.
Our topic led curriculum enables learning to come to life and provides contextual learning which we link to all subject areas. We carefully plan visits and visitors to school to enrich the curriculum and to engage our children and create fun and memorable moments. Within our topic teaching, we ensure parents are informed of their children’s learning on a regular basis by providing fortnightly Knowledge Organisers based around the topic area the children are studying. These insightful documents include vocabulary the children are learning, intended outcomes and useful website links. The children can also rise to the challenge of ‘going the extra mile’ by completing a task at home linked to the topic work.
We love to take our curriculum beyond the classroom to develop resilient and active learners through the use of outdoor learning. One of the many ways in which we do this is in our learning of modern foreign languages. Mrs Jackson, our French teacher, provides our children with interactive, outdoor based learning and incorporates songs and games to make language learning fun and memorable. We also have our ‘Saltergate 500’ which are the 500 things we want our children to have experienced in their time at our school. Every child should have the opportunity to experience adventure, self-less acts of kindness, unique, inspiring and memorable moments in their childhood and that’s what we want the children to achieve by the time they leave us at the end of Key Stage 2.