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Curriculum Statement

The Curriculum at East Meon CE Primary School

 

 

We believe the curriculum should engage children and provide opportunities through which they can apply attitudes, skills and knowledge to new situations and extend their understanding.

 

The curriculum at East Meon CE Primary School stimulates, motivates and challenges our pupils to achieve their best. We aim to create conscientious, independent learners who are confident in their own beliefs and are always respectful of the views of others. We aim to develop resilient learners who are proud of themselves, recognise their achievements and are supportive of others’ success.

 

We believe in providing children with inspiring and engaging learning opportunities beyond the classroom, using our unique location and community as a resource to support learning and bring learning to life in real-life contexts. We recognise the rural nature of East Meon CE Primary School and aim to give children learning experiences through our curriculum that celebrate and include our immediate environment and surroundings as well as learning in contrasting locations.  By adding depth to the curriculum with engaging and memorable experiences, we strive to create learners who are motivated, engaged and take responsibility for their learning journey. Our curriculum map follows a two year rotation in order to take into account vertically grouped classes.

 

At East Meon CE Primary School, we use Philosophy for Children (P4C) as an engaging tool for deepening children’s thinking, enhancing speaking and listening skills and developing rational and reasonable pupil voice. P4C fosters a community approach to a spoken enquiry which enables all children to participate in a respectful and safe environment where everyone’s opinion will be valued. P4C provides the opportunity for children to develop a greater understanding of our Christian values of Love, Courage and Hope and underpins the Christian ethos of our church school.

 

We will:

  • Provide a wide range of opportunities in the curriculum for children to learn through first-hand experiences, applying knowledge and skills to new situations.
  • Use the outdoors as a vehicle to teach the curriculum with regular, weekly activities taking place in the outdoor environment.
  • Embrace ICT and technological developments to provide and enhance learning opportunities so that children are prepared for an ever-changing, technological world.
  • Provide opportunities within the curriculum for the children to learn through visits and visitors.
  • Help children to make sense of what they do; encourage them to evaluate their work, set targets and take an increasing share in the responsibility for their learning.
  • Employ a wide variety of strategies to enable children to learn in different ways.
  • Provide a broad and rich curriculum that encourages enthusiastic participation, encompassing ability, gender and cultural background.
  • Make relevant links across the curriculum.
  • Challenge and inspire children, expecting the most of them, so as to deepen their knowledge and understanding.
  • Recognise the talents and interests of our children through our curriculum.
  • Provide after school extra-curricular opportunities that enhance and offer other learning opportunities.

 

 

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