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Curriculum Intent at Valley Invicta at Leybourne Chase.
The curriculum at Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase is designed to ensure that children leave our school in Year 6 as independent enquirers, creative thinkers, reflective learners, team workers, self -managers and effective participators. The curriculum is devised into key concepts and themes that immerse our children in high level language, rich texts and relevant topics that intertwine weave and grow knowledge as the children themselves develop and flourish. Coupled with this is the belief that children should have a wealth of real -life experiences such as high- quality trips, visitors and opportunities to perform in front of a wide range of audiences.
In addition to this we wholeheartedly embrace the UNICEF Rights Respecting School agenda. We use the principles of the United Nations Conventions for the rights of the child and sustainable goals to educate our children into thinking as global citizens. This is the bedrock of our citizenship work.
Through this engaging and thought -provoking curriculum we are confident that the over -arching vision for our school ‘Chase your dreams, inspire others, achieve all’ will be realised and achieved.
Implementation of our Curriculum
At Leybourne Chase we designed our curriculum by firstly deciding upon the themes that we would like to focus upon. The decision for this was based around the activities, trips and events that we had previously held and taken part in throughout the school year. For example , Sustainable Development links succintly with Harvest and Tolerance and Social Justice has a connection with Remembrance and Christmas.
Our whole school themes are;
- Sustainable Development
- Tolerance and Social Justice
- Interdependence and Globalisation
- Equality and Diversity
- Inspiration and Aspiration.
Each theme runs across one school term and is built upon each school year so that the children re visit the same theme at the same time each academic year, therefore remembering and knowing more. When designing sequences of lessons across the curriculum we use a teaching backwards approach. At the heart of teaching backwards is a thinking process that enables our teachers to plan and teach from a clear and well -defined destination. We then decided upon relevant and interesting texts that would accompany and work well with each theme for example for Sustainable Development in Year Two the children read the text ‘The Last Tree.’ Finally, we used the National Curriculum Document and broke down the curriculum objectives to ensure that we cover all the teaching requirements of the document in detail and in a progressive systematic way. Effective formative assessments ensure children make progress from their starting points - therefore remembering and knowing more.
Some subjects are taught discreetly such as Science, Maths, MFL, PE and Music, we are supported with this by our sister schools in the Valley Invicta Academies Trust along with a plethora of additional resources.
Impact of the Curriculum
Through authentic outcomes, pupils are given the opportunity to demonstrate the progress the knowledge and skills they have acquired.
The pupils’ books will clearly demonstrate the progress they have made and the knowledge they have gained. We ensure that our children’s attainment and progress are in line, or exceeding, their potential.
Children will be able to talk clearly and knowledgeably about their learning and make clear links between pieces of learning across the curriculum.
Pupils will continue to make good progress and attain well at the end of each Key Stage.
Pupils with SEND achieve the best possible outcomes and acquire knowledge and skills for life. Adapted learning resources ensure that they can fully engage with learning intention.
Pupils are able to use what they have learned and can show that they remember what they have learned in a variety of ways.
Pupils who do not have age appropriate reading fluency, number or writing skills will be heavily supported to narrow or eradicate gaps in their learning.
We use regular and robust triangulated monitoring to gauge the impact of our curriculum design. Leaders at all levels review learning, talk with our children and provide feedback to move practice forward.
Pupils transition confidently to secondary school as they will be self-reliant, know how to organise their learning and manage their time, how to research, evaluate and identify the next steps in their learning journey. Through leadership roles, pupils will develop a sense of personal responsibility.
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|Key Stage 1|
|Year 1 Yearly Overview - coming soon|
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|Key Stage 2|
|Year 3 Yearly Overview - coming soon|
|Year 4 Yearly Overview - coming soon|
|Year 5 Yearly Overview - coming soon|
|Year 6 Yearly Overview - coming soon|
For further information on the curriculum followed by all year groups please contact the Headteacher. Or you may access details of the full National Curriculum HERE