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The Curriculum: a statement of intent
‘A curriculum should be a feast of learning’
Professor Mick Waters
At Fieldhead Primary Academy the curriculum is designed to: recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.
The curriculum for Fieldhead Primary Academy is rooted in core values and founded on the principle of knowledge acquisition underpinning the application of skill. Both are explicitly developed, resulting in a curriculum with breadth, depth and balance. The curriculum will ensure learning takes place in meaningful contexts and secure key competencies for learning and life.
The purpose of the curriculum is to meet the needs of every young person, firing curiosity and making learning real, exciting and inspirational. We aim to reflect national requirements but be rooted in our own locality and context. We will enable every young person to leave Fieldhead Primary Academy with the confidence and ability to make a positive impact on the world around them and to raise aspirations and widen horizons.
Fieldhead Primary Academy states its specific curriculum intent, which sets out the knowledge and understanding to be gained at each stage of a curriculum programme. The structures and narrative for the curriculum are clear through implementation and the curriculum impact is assessed through an evaluation of the knowledge and understanding children have gained against expectations.
The curriculum for Fieldhead Primary Academy is fluid and flexible, responsive to children’s needs and informed by the assessment of progress in mastery of knowledge and skill acquisition, as well as our local context. The curriculum will reflect the need for intellectual, artistic, spiritual; emotional, social and physical nourishment, focussing on cognitive demand and developing the whole person.
Children leave the academy with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.