Curiosity Curriculum

UNITED NATIONS COVENTION ON THE RIGHTS of the CHILD

ARTICLE 28 Every child has the right to an education. Discipline in school should respect children’s dignity. Young people should be encouraged to reach the highest level of education of which they are capable.

ARTICLE 29  Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.

CURIOSITY CURRICULUM

We have designed our own approach to the curriculum. At its core are the Rights Respecting School Ethos, Thinking Skills approach and a global citizen dimension.  The Curiosity Curriculum is based on 6 questions: What, Why, When, How, Where and Who. We use questions to encourage pupils to enquire research and investigate about their learning. These questions focus our children’s learning on what their role is as a Rights Respecting citizen. Through our cross curricular approach we seek to enable our children to connect their learning to the world around them.

I KEEP six honest serving-men,They taught me all I knew;

Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who.

I send them over land and sea, I send them east and west;

But after they have worked for me, I give them all a rest.

I let them rest from nine till five, For I am busy then,

As well as breakfast, lunch, and tea, For they are hungry men.

But different folk have different views; I know a person small—

She keeps ten million serving-men, Who get no rest at all!

She sends'em abroad on her own affairs, From the second she opens her eyes—

One million Hows, two million Wheres, And seven million Whys!

Rudyard Kipling

Curriculum Displays

Our curriculum continues to ensure that our pupils learning is both meaningful and benefits from a specific focus on the core requirements of the English and Mathematics curriculum.

The school's curriculum is also Values Based.  Each term the pupils find out about and explore a particular value such as respect, honesty and tolerance. 

This helps to support the pupils social, spiritual, emotional and cultural development.  Our aim is to ensure that pupils are prepared for, and have an appreciation of Life in Modern Britain through introducing and discussing British Values.

These Values are:

  • Mutual Respect and the Tolerance of those with different faiths and Beliefs.

  • Democracy
  • Rule of Law.

  • Individual Liberty.

Rights and Respect

We are a Rights Respecting School and this strengthens our teaching of British Values. 

All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Pupils embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives.

The school makes considerable efforts to ensure pupils have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community, through for example, sporting events, residential visits, international visits, theatre experiences, museums and through visiting speakers and theatre groups.

 

We believe that children learn best when there is consistency and continuity in our approach to teaching and learning.

We teach for progress which means that we work to ensure that all pupils are improving their skills, knowledge and understanding across all lessons and activities.

Teachers provide a broad and balanced curriculum, which develops the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for future learning. 

They contribute to the development of our school ethos by: 

  • Providing a calm, supportive and effective learning environment at all times, in which each child can achieve their maximum potential

  • Providing meaningful, purposeful tasks,  taken from the National Curriculum programmes of study and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

  • Providing a welcoming environment, in which good manners, kindness and mutual respect are fostered.

  • Valuing and celebrating pupils’ success and achievements.

  • Providing a safe environment where mistakes are valued are learnt from.

  • Providing positive role models

  • Providing a range of teaching styles that suit a range of learning preferences and linking learning to the bigger picture.

  • Leading learning through a text led curriculum using cross curricular links wherever possible.

  • Developing links with our local and wider community.

 

Equal Opportunities:

In accordance with the school’s Equality, SEND and Inclusion Policies, all children at Severnbanks Primary School will be given full access to the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum.

Staff will endeavour to help all children to reach their full potential irrespective of race, physical ability, gender, age or learning ability.

For more information on what your child is learning please take a look at the individual
class pages.