Farcet C of E Primary School

FarcetC of E Primary School

Life at Farcet C of E Primary School
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Curriculum Principles

We are very proud of the curriculum we offer our children at Farcet. Our intention is to provide a broad, balanced and rich curriculum which gives the early skills required for life-long learning with a focus on children becoming independent, resilient, reflective and a team players.  All of the pupils at Farcet are unique and have their own strengths and talents.  Our broad and balanced curriculum enables all of our pupils to shine and be proud of what they are good at. We want our pupils to be inspired in their learning and remember their primary years as exciting and fun!  At Farcet, we base our curriculum around the Cornerstones Curriculum.

The delivery of the statutory National Curriculum is delivered alongside a bespoke and carefully planned Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural curriculum.  This core curriculum is then enhanced with a range of planned enrichment activities, educational visits, extra-curricular activities, the opportunity to play a range of musical instruments, learn a language, the opportunity to develop skills in a range of team sports and undertake a role on one of the leadership councils.

What is the Cornerstones Curriculum? 
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our curriculum is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning. 

We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum will provides lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.


Cornerstones also provide a rigorous essential skills framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These essential skills are tied to activities and are age related so that staff can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs. 

How it Works? Children will progress through four stages of learning in each ILP – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. To find out more about these stages please click on the link through to Cornerstones website:  

http://www.cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/Learning-Philosophy.aspx

General

 

 
Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

  • See Clear links between different aspects of learning
  • Understand the purpose and value of their learning and see its relevance to the past, present and future
  • Experience the challenge and enjoyment of learning
  • Develop and demonstrate their creativity
  • Develop a rich and deep subject knowledge
  • Develop new skills through a variety of interesting contexts

Well-being

 

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

  • Develop self-esteem and confidence in their abilities
  • Learn in a peaceful and supportive environment
  • Learn how to respect themselves and others
  • Reflect and think mindfully about their learning
  • Recognise that people are good at different things
  • Build respectful friendships through our Christian values

Pupil Voice

 

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

  • Make a positive contribution to the school and local community
  • Explore ways of becoming an active citizen
  • Make appropriate choices about things that are important to them
  • Take part in democratic activities across the curriculum
  • Contribute to planning their own learning
  • Express their opinions on a range of topics and issues

Pedagogy

 

Our curriculum will be taught through a pedagogy that:

  • Excites, promotes and sustains children's interest
  • promotes problem solving, creativity and communication
  • enables and fosters children's natural curiosity
  • offers all children memorable experiences throughout topics
  • Enables all children to reflect on and evaluate their learning

Enrichment

 

 We will enrich our curriculum by:

  • Providing on and off-site subject or topic related activities
  • Offering opportunities for children to learn outdoors
  • Holding specialist curriculum days
  • Developing partnerships with external providers that extend children's opportunities for learning
  • Using quality resources in and out of the classroom
  • Welcoming parents and carers to take part in children's learning and experiences