Our Curriculum Implementation
At Egremont, the curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the children in our school. We have planned our curriculum so that each subject is taught on a weekly basis as we feel that regular opportunities to develop and embed subject knowledge and skills is most beneficial for our children. Within each subject across the curriculum, we will encourage the children to be curious, to pose questions to be answered and to consider how the topic or theme impacts upon or relates to them as individuals. We will promote creativity and make links with other subjects and topics or themes that have previously been covered in order to ensure that the learning that takes place is memorable and retained.
The community that our children are from, their heritage and the locality will often provide the best starting points for learning. This allows the children to relate their learning to what they already know and provides a sense of purpose and meaning. From this, the broad and balanced curriculum that we offer will then allow the children to diversify, broaden and deepen their knowledge and understanding.
As we implement our curriculum in each subject, we will develop our children’s vocabulary and there will be a focus on subject-specific or technical vocabulary. All new vocabulary will be added to our displays and working walls and in some subjects, such as history and geography, we will have knowledge organisers that contain some of the vocabulary that the children will make greater use of within their learning for that term. A vocabulary-rich curriculum enables and supports the children in becoming knowledge rich.
By following the links below, you can find a subject specific outline of how we will teach each subject. This is by no means exhaustive as our teachers adapt their teaching to best meet the needs of the children at any given moment.