We use a number of pedagogies to ensure that we meet our curriculum intent; these are used when we plan our curriculum to inspire for our learners.
- Each curriculum theme begins with a WOW day to hook and engage the children.
- Mantle of the Expert can be used as one way to hook and engage children in the curriculum theme or subject.
- The ‘Elements of Discussion’ are used to develop children’s oracy and discussions and supports our EAL children to learn classroom routines using non-verbal interactions.
- Writing has a clear purpose and audience.
- Our maths curriculum includes opportunities for fluency, reasoning and problem solving – children ‘grapple’ with difficult concepts and investigate the best methods and strategies to solve them. Anchor tasks are used to introduce mathematical themes and concepts.
- Each half term starts with a school values day, where children focus on one of the 5R’s as well as elements of our RSHE curriculum.
- Every child in part of a ‘House’ team; Oak, Pine, Sycamore, Elm or Aspen. They meet together each half term to develop team work skills and have the opportunity to take part in house competitions during sports day.
- Every child in Year 4 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.
- We offer a broad range of extra-curricular activities which go beyond the school day. (mindfulness club, yoga club, investigation club, coding club etc)
- We offer a range of enrichment activities that go beyond the classroom (school council, mini police, Make A Difference group, Leaders at all levels, Djanogly Dozen experiences, school trips and visits, competitions, fundraising).