Curriculum Intent and Implementation

 

 

Implementation

From Year 3 to Year 6, the Eton Park curriculum has been designed using a thematic approach. All four schools have identified subject leaders to ensure subject equity.  We see learning as an ascending spiral with sufficient repetition to ensure that learning becomes embedded and secure.  We know that children learn best when they can make connections between the different areas of their learning and this approach makes the subjects more relevant and interesting for our pupils who have little experience of the world outside their immediate location. Each theme uses a high quality text-based approach to support the language acquisition required by many of our children. The long term over view of the planned themes for the whole school can be found on our website. In addition, topic planning is in place to show curriculum coverage, what the children will be learning about and an outline of the activities they will do during a half term. This is also available on the website at the beginning of each half term.

Following the publication of the research into curriculum (HMCI 18/9/2018) the staff discussed the two terms knowledge and skills.  Our shared understanding is that knowledge is facts and information and skills are the application of knowledge in a range of contexts.  We adhere to the HMCI comment ‘knowledge underpins and enables the application of skill’ and we understand that both need to be developed alongside one another.

In KS2, the knowledge, skills and objectives for the children's learning has been taken directly from the National Curriculum which sets out the core subjects of Maths, English and Science and the Foundation subjects of Art and Design, Computing,  Design  and Technology, Languages, Geography, History, Music and PE.

We also teach Religious Education, Citizenship, Personal, Social and Health Education attaching great importance to the development of moral and social skills, including the emotional wellbeing of all our pupils.

 

Curriculum rationale

 

 

 

Curriculum-rationale-2021.2022.pptx

 

 

Whole school concept sceen grab

Whole-school-concepts-.pptx

Key Stage 2

In order to deliver the curriculum, we ensure all pupils are taught the statutory number of hours for each subject by providing staff with a time table for all subjects each half term. 

During the morning sessions, English and Maths are mainly delivered. Science and other foundation subjects are taught throughout the afternoons. Foundation subjects are taught in blocks to enable children to become immersed in the learning. 

 

National curriculum

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum

Assessment

We use formative and summative assessment processes to enable us to make accurate judgements of both attainment and progress this enables us to identify any gaps in knowledge or skills and to adapt our planning to close these gaps.  Knowledge gained by regularly reviewing our assessment processes and outcomes, enable us to continue to develop our school curriculum to inform and improve our future curriculum design.

Each child is assessed on entry to the school, irrespective of the year or time of year starting and from that point, they are supported to reach their full potential. Teachers continuously asses children’s knowledge and learning as a natural, integrated part of each lesson. Assessment records and progress tracking are maintained using the SIMS Tracker. This allows teachers to monitor gaps in learning and plan next steps. Throughout the year KS2 children complete end of tern formal assessments as a way to support teacher assessment and gap analysis.

At the end of Key Stage Two, all children undergo the national SATs (Standard Assessment Tasks) and in conjunction with teacher assessment, results are reported to parents. 

Parents are invited to discuss their child’s progress three times a year in the Autumn, Spring and the Summer terms. 

Progression and Sequencing

The curriculum has been planned and mapped progressively throughout each Key Stage. A topic based approached is used as a vehicle, where relevant, to teach the knowledge and skills to make links through cross curricular learning.

Impact

We strive to ensure that our children’s attainment in core and foundation subjects is in line with or exceeding their potential when we consider the varied starting points of children. We measure this carefully using a range of materials, but always considering Age Related Expectations. We intend that the impact is that children will be academically and physically prepared for life in their next school stage, in Modern Britain and the wider world.

We want our children to become rounded characters with a clear understanding of complex values like equality, friendship, trust and many others. From this they will develop a character that prepares them for living in the community demonstrating tolerance and equality. We measure this not just by the work our children produce, but in the behaviours we see each and every day, on the playground, in corridors, and in the many roles we give them.

Our children are to be guided by all staff on how to approach challenges every day. This could be on the playground, in a game or disagreement, or in class in a complex learning challenge. The impact should be that children don’t give up, are highly motivated to succeed and achieve and are equipped with all the personal skills to do this.

Our children will be motivated by a strong personal sense of morality. They will make decisions for the right reasons. They will be able to decide what is right and what is wrong, and will be resilient to the influence of others.

 

Documents

Curriculum Date  
Art Statement of Intent 30th Jul 2021 Download
Computing Intent statement Implimentation and impact for ICT 30th Jul 2021 Download
Design and Technology Statement 30th Jul 2021 Download
Intent Implementation and Impact Statement 30th Jul 2021 Download
Geography Intent and Implementation 30th Jul 2021 Download
History Intent and Implementation Statement 30th Jul 2021 Download
Maths Intent and Implementation Statement 30th Jul 2021 Download
MFL Intent and Implementation 30th Jul 2021 Download
Music Intent and Implementation Statement 30th Jul 2021 Download
PSHE Intent and Implementation 30th Jul 2021 Download
RE Intent and Implemntation Statements 2020 30th Jul 2021 Download
SMSC and British Value Intent and Implementation Statement 30th Jul 2021 Download
New science Intent Statement 30th Jul 2021 Download
KS2 Summer knowledge y6 final 18th Mar 2022 Download
KS2 Summer knowledge y5 18th Mar 2022 Download
KS2 Summer knowledge y4 18th Mar 2022 Download
KS2 Summer knowledge y3 1 18th Mar 2022 Download
KS2 Spring knowledge mats Y6.pub 1 18th Mar 2022 Download
KS2 Spring knowledge mats 2 Y5 final 1 18th Mar 2022 Download
KS2 Spring knowledge mats Y4 1 18th Mar 2022 Download
Spring knowledge mat y3 1 18th Mar 2022 Download
KS2 Autumn knowledge mats Y6 1 18th Mar 2022 Download
KS2 Autumn knowledge mats Y5 1 18th Mar 2022 Download
KS2 Autumn knowledge mats Y4 1 18th Mar 2022 Download
KS2 Autumn knowledge mats Y3final 1 18th Mar 2022 Download
Curriculum rationale 2021.2022 27th Mar 2022 Download
Whole school concepts 27th Mar 2022 Download
Curriculum rationale 2021.2022 27th Mar 2022 Download