Whole School Curriculum Map 2021-2022

Our Curriculum at Edward Peake

 

Live  Love  Learn

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you”

Intent:

The intention of our curriculum is to provide a broad, balanced and knowledge rich education which ensures every child is offered challenging and engaging learning experiences with Christian values at their heart. Our curriculum has been specifically designed to suit the needs of our pupils and to ensure all pupils are able to achieve their very best.

Our main aims are to:

  • Live: Ensure pupils develop skills and personal qualities for lifelong learning so that they can make an active contribution to society
  • Love: Broaden pupils’ horizons by giving them opportunities to explore the wider world
  • Learn: Develop independent, confident and successful learners who achieve the best possible academic standards, whatever their starting point.

We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunities for all pupils regardless of their starting point or any possible barrier to learning and specifically seek opportunities to enhance our provision for pupils who might otherwise not have these opportunities. We believe that expanding pupils’ cultural capital by providing opportunities to learn about and explore cultures beyond our own is a vital part of our curriculum.

Implementation:

Pupils are encouraged to broaden and deepen knowledge whilst showing a positive attitude to learning. We believe that a carefully planned and structured curriculum is the foundation upon which excellent learning and development is built.  Our curriculum is designed and implemented so that it builds on prior knowledge and prepares pupils for the next stage in their education. Lessons are engaging, inspiring and designed so that all pupils, regardless of their starting point or any possible barriers to learning are able to achieve, or go beyond, their potential.

Our Edward Peake lesson structure ensures that pupils make use of all available learning time, are secure in their subject specific vocabulary, keywords as well as expanding their knowledge of creative and ambitious vocabulary. They are also given direct instruction and modelling where staff explain and guide pupils through new learning before applying what they have learnt. Pupils are also given time to reflect and review what they have learnt in a lesson or sequence of lessons.

Edward Peake Lesson Structure Outline

Live: Ensure pupils develop skills and personal qualities for lifelong learning so that they can make an active contribution to society Love: Broaden pupils’ horizons by giving them opportunities to explore the wider world

 

Learn: Develop independent, confident and successful learners who achieve the best possible academic standards, whatever their starting point.
In the classroom Sequenced learning with prior learning revisited and built upon

Opportunities for collaboration amongst peers

Consistent expectations for pupils’ attitude to learning

A clear focus on Christian values

Development of pupils’ cultural capital through celebration of diversity and multiculturalism

Opportunities in lessons to explore aspects of our local, national and global history, culture and traditions

Careers programme

Quality first teaching

Challenging activities

Stimulating learning activities

Broad and balanced offering

Subject specialist teaching

Out of the classroom Provide opportunities for pupils to take leadership roles

Develop links within and beyond our local community

Extra-curricular clubs

Community events

Opportunities for trips and in-house visits

Appropriate and challenging home learning

Access to online resources

Intervention strategies and support

Impact: 

Pupils achieve academically, are ready for their next steps in education and have high aspirations for their future.

Live: Ensure pupils develop skills and personal qualities for lifelong learning so that they can make an active contribution to society Love: Broaden pupils’ horizons by giving them opportunities to explore the wider world Learn: Develop independent, confident and successful learners who achieve the best possible academic standards, whatever their starting point.
Pupils show excellent attitudes to learning

Pupils are confident in what they have learnt and how to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained

Pupils have high aspirations for their future.

Pupils are prepared for the wider world

Pupils extend their cultural capital.

Pupils make good progress and are able to achieve academic success

Disadvantaged pupils are supported in order to close the gap between themselves and their peers

Questions regarding individual curriculum areas can be raised via the Subject Leader

Questions regarding curriculum provision at Edward Peake can be submitted to:

Mrs K Rodgers (Assistant Headteacher)

Curriculum Areas:

Click on the links below to find out more about each curriculum area.