At Kinderley Primary School, we use the CUSP (Curriculum of Unity Schools Partnership) to guide our teaching and learning in most subjects. The curriculum is designed to recognise children's prior learning, develop an extensive vocabulary, provide first hand experiences, allow children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers. We believe our curriculum provision at Kinderley reflects our local community but also expands upon and broadens our rural horizons. We are preparing our children for the next stage in their educational journey with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to recognise the purpose and value of their learning and to recognise its relevance to their past, present and future. In addition, we are preparing our children for an ever changing society and our curriculum is founded on supporting our children to develop their self-confidence as successful learners by promoting positive attitudes to learning.
Our rich, broad, engaging skills and knowledge-based primary curriculum is mostly based upon the CUSP curriculum. Rooted in proven educational research based on how children learn best. We fulfil the National Curriculum requirements for: Art, Computing, Design and Technology, English, Geography, History, Modern Foreign Languages; French, Maths, Music, PE and Science. We also teach RE following the locally agreed syllabus and Discovery R.E. and we teach PSHE.
Our long term plans are constantly under review, as teachers always adjust content after having taught a particular unit of work to improve it for the following year. It is important to note that not all subjects are taught in every term, but over a two year cycle all the National Curriculum content for a specific subject will be taught. We teach over a two year cycle due to the mixed age classes we have at Kinderley. These plans are delivered by class teachers through structured, well-paced lessons, which adhere to our: Teaching and Learning Policy, Live Marking Policy and EYFS Policy. Subject Leaders monitor the curriculum progression for each subject, quality of teaching and learning through: 'Book Looks', Drop Ins to lessons discussions with pupils and assessment termly.
Children will develop a life-long love of learning. Children's progress and attainment in core and foundation subjects will be in line with, or exceeding National expectations. The broad, rich and comprehensive curriculum will help children achieve higher standards. Children's long term memory will be activated through a structured, cumulative approach to teaching and learning. Teachers will have the relevant subject knowledge, enabling them to think more creatively about their teaching.