At Southey Green Primary School, our curriculum is based on the September 2014 National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 & 2 and the Early Years 2012 framework in Foundation Stage. For RE, we follow the locally agreed syllabus for Sheffield.
We recognise that our children are individuals and unique in their own way so we always endeavour to deliver our rich curriculum by using a range of teaching strategies, including practical sessions, and by using experiences in order to bring learning to life, including special educational visits and visitors.
Our curriculum is arranged into themes of interest and children are consulted in order to determine where they would like the learning go. This allows us to maintain pupils’ interests whilst at the same time, delivering robust elements of the national curriculum. Our curriculum works on delivering knowledge and developing children’s skills as we believe that knowledge and skill complement each other.
The themes are loose fitting as this gives teachers the flexibility to fit elements of the Primary Curriculum into sessions that may need to be revisited. Teachers are encouraged to think of their own lessons by using the knowledge of the classes and pupils' interests. They then develop the curriculum maps which identify which curriculum objectives must be taught at a minimum. These curriculum maps allow us to show that our curriculum is broad and full. In addition to delivering an exciting curriculum within the classroom, we also go on educational visits and invite visitors in to school in order to bring learning to life, such as visits to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and Viking experience days.
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