Curriculum Intent

At Flowery Field Primary School, we are committed to ensuring our pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum, equipping them with transferable learning skills and a sound knowledge base.  We are relentless in our drive for high expectations and quality outcomes across the curriculum; we instil pride, celebrate achievements and nurture aspirations.

Our curriculum offer centres upon the basics of reading, writing and mathematics and we maintain this focus throughout school. Children study wider subjects through our whole-school topics and we reinforce this with visits, outside speakers and other enrichment activities. The design of our lessons ensures pupils develop a growth mind-set, aim high, strive to succeed and persist in the face of any setbacks. We have an extensive “Forest School” programme that allows all children to learn outdoors, focusing upon team building, co-operation, collaboration and risk-taking. We believe this time spent learning outdoors in the natural environment is important for a rounded development and helps promote well-being.

Our wider curriculum offer ensure that life skills are valued alongside academic success, through a rich, stimulating and inclusive curriculum. We are proud of our extra-curricular opportunities that enable children to develop skills outside of the classroom. We are proud of our school farm, which adds a further dimension to our outdoor curriculum and teaches important skills such as caring and commitment.

We take a thematic and creative approach to the curriculum encompassing skills and knowledge through scientific investigations, creative arts and historical and geographical enquiry as well as having a relentless focus upon the basics of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The topic plan for the year ensures that we have coverage of the National Curriculum.

We also have an annual arts week which raises the profile of the creative arts and gives the children opportunities to expand their learning experiences. In recent years these have been stimulated by a performance of Zulu dancers and by a whole school trip to the zoo.

We deploy IT to support the learning across all subjects and have a range of touch screen computers, laptops, iPads, ‘storyphones’ and much more for the children to use in their IT lessons and for cross-curricular learning. We have also embraced the new Computing curriculum and children across school have been learning how to program. We have digital leaders to help with using IT across the school.

 Flowery Field is a healthy school and believes that children should be educated on how to stay safe and healthy inside and outside of school. This is embedded into our curriculum and school life throughout the year as well as during our 'Healthy Week' where we encourage children, parents. The children love healthy week and it really motivates them to keep a healthy lifestyle.

Flowery Field embraces the concept of Building Learning Power and has developed key behaviours with children across school to help them become independent and collaborative learners. These skills include perseverance, collaboration, questioning and making links between ideas. We believe this approach empowers happy children to make a positive contribution to society, achieve economic wellbeing and become effective lifelong learners.

 At Flowery Field we provide homework for all key stage 2 children which helps children to develop the skills and attitudes they will need for successful lifelong learning. This is usually set on a Thursday and ‘homework clubs’ run in all junior classes for those children who need support with completing these tasks. We have an expectation that all children will read regularly at home and have a reward system designed to support this aim that lets children earn badges and other class rewards.

Teachers take a pride in ensuring that all children are challenged and achieve their full potential. Daily assessment for learning techniques such as observation, self-assessment and scrutiny of work, enables the teachers to provide personalised provision for the children and make timely interventions so all children make good progress.

Summative assessment (formal assessments and tests) are also used to support teachers professional decisions on academic attainment and age related expectation (ARE).

Teachers take a pride in ensuring that all children are challenged and achieve their full potential. Daily assessment for learning techniques such as observation, self-assessment and scrutiny of work, enables the teachers to provide personalised provision for the children and make timely interventions so all children make good progress.

Summative assessment (formal assessments and tests) are also used to support teachers professional decisions on academic attainment and age related expectation (ARE).

For further information about our curriculum please contact school to arrange an appointment to visit and have a look around.

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