At Great Horwood Church of England School we teach the National Curriculum in a way which motivates and engages all pupils. It is coherently planned and organised in a way which ensures the knowledge and progression of skills in all subject areas are met. It is also planned in a way which ensures children revisit and recall concepts, ideas and vocabulary in order to commit knowledge into their long term memories. Teachers use a variety of different strategies to make learning memorable. As a small village school with mixed age classes we have planned a two yearly curriculum to ensure full covereage within the Early years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2.
The curriculum is planned around main and mini topics each term. These are cross curricular wherever possible and allow links to be made and and learning to become meaningful. In the summer term the children are able to select a topic of their own choice to learn about. Occasionally where learning does not fit with topics it is taught discretely, for example maths, PE and Modern Foreign Languages. Teachers assess children's knowledge of the current topics prior to teaching and plan lessons matched to the needs of the pupils ensuring relevant knowledge and skills are taught. The topics close with an experience or clear end point which serves to encourage reflection and will consolidate the learning that has taken place i.e. a presentation, displays, enrichment day or a visit to a relevant setting.
Curriculum overviews are shared with parents in order that they can support the children’s learning outside of school. Further information and curriculum overviews can be found on the class pages.
Please find below our Vision and Curriculum Offer alongside our Intention and Impelementation documents for all subjects. You can also find out more about how we teach our curriculum at Great Horwood School by clicking on the subjects links below.