Curriculum Intent

A Curriculum for the Future

In consultation with children, parents, staff and governors we have come to recognise the challenges and opportunities our children might face and experience as they grow to be responsible adults in East Lancashire. We believe it to be our mission to equip children for the future as we understand it to be, recognising that we are already preparing young children for a world which is changing constantly. It is therefore imperative that we offer children a curriculum which is rich in knowledge, understanding (including vocabulary) and transferable skills. We believe that to be effective, the curriculum must be purposeful, engaging, active and connected. The curriculum must:-

  • Have a starting point which builds on that which children already know, understand or are able to do.

  • Enable children to know more than they did before as it progresses, giving them opportunities to make connections.

  • Enable children to use their growing knowledge and understanding to develop skills for life.

  • Allow all children to encounter ‘moments that matter’ to give them first hand learning experiences (including those which build cultural capital).

  • Take account of the growing body of knowledge which deepens our understanding of how children learn.

  • Enable all children to take an active part in their learning.

  • Enable all children to achieve, taking every possible step to overcome barriers to learning.

 

Reading Schemes

We use a range of reading schemes in school in order to inspire and excite our children, for example: Oxford Reading Tree, Collins Big Cat, Oxford Treetops, Project X and Rigby Navigator to name a few.  We also supplement these with a wide range of quality texts.