At Carnarvon Primary School, we are privileged to be involved at the start of our children’s learning journey and we influence and shape their attitudes to learning from the start. We are passionate about promoting and instilling a curiosity and love for learning through an inspiring and challenging curriculum; preparing children to become lifelong learners with excellent life choices. Our motto of ‘Work hard, be kind’ is felt in everything we do.
The intent of our Curriculum is to:
Our core purpose is to ensure that our children are fluent in Reading, Writing and Maths as these provide the gateway to future learning. In the Early Years and KS1 we offer explicit and systematic teaching of phonics to ensure children can decode speedily and accurately and segment to spell. This is taught alongside a literature-rich environment, using texts across the curriculum as well as explicitly teaching and modelling ambitious vocabulary.
Children will actively be taught how they can develop resilience, determination, self-motivation and willingness to learn as well as the ability to reflect on their own learning. We will teach the children to value themselves and others through our PSHE and RE curricula and British values themes.
We believe that a balance of knowledge and skills should be taught so our children have the ability to be successful in an ever-changing world. We will design sequences of lessons that allow children to build on prior knowledge, make links to other subjects and see how new pieces of knowledge fit into a bigger picture. We will ensure that children know what they need to learn and how they can improve, giving opportunities for daily review for effective recall.
Children will be taught sequences of lessons that ensure that knowledge is gained in small steps, with opportunities for review and independent practice and that cognitive overload is avoided.
Our curriculum will not be static, but will respond to the needs of each cohort to ensure that the education the children receive allows them to be challenged and make the best possible progress.
Teachers will respond to the individual needs of all our children and make any necessary adaptations to ensure all children are secure in the next steps of their learning.