Information under the Curriculum subjects has been updated at school with new and revised statements, plans and progression skills documents. They are reviewed annually by subject leaders and where appropriate amended.
Our curriculum reflects that we learn and grow together in Broadwindsor in all different ways and supports the schools vision:
“Learning and growing together”
Creating a highly effective school where everyone can flourish; securely rooted in our Christian Values and enabled to grow academically, spiritually, emotionally and socially together.
31 Jesus put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; 32 it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”
We have designed our curriculum to match the learning of ‘The Mustard Seed’ – throughout our children’s learning journey our curriculum is planned so that it:
- by being designed to meet and respond to the needs and interests of our cohorts of children
- by offering ‘windows’ of learning on the diversity and values of our country and becoming a responsible ‘global citizen’ of our world
- by getting children to learn through taught enquiries, which allow for themes to be studied deeply rather than broadly, e.g. What happened to the men on Broadwindsor’s war memorial?
- by providing opportunities to support them growing personally, socially and spiritually to live physically and mentally healthy lives
gives purpose to their core skills:
- to develop their ‘learning to learn skills’ through our purple learning approach which will sustain their future learning both in secondary education and the working world beyond
- to develop a rich written and spoken language to communicate with others and express themselves eloquently
- to provide sequential and progressive key concepts planned for each subject
- by offering opportunities for all pupils to express their talents through a full range of expressive arts and technological skills for specified purposes
- by providing projects and tasks that develop our ‘purple learning skills’ such as resilience
- teaching through wider themes to allow children to make connections across subject and provide contexts for learning (although some aspects of the curriculum will be taught discretely e.g. RE and PE)
celebrates and shares their achievements with our learning community and beyond:
- Helping them to be ready for their next step of learning in their secondary schools
- By giving children sufficient ‘cultural knowledge’ to thrive in our wider society
- By making sure staff, governors and pupils to accurately assess and identify the next steps of learning for individuals, groups and the wider school and curriculum, using data analysis, case studies, and pupil, parent and staff questionnaires/surveys