Our curriculum is designed to follow the National Curriculum and follows a 2 year rolling programme of essential skills and knowledge mapped out across the year groups to ensure progression.
Across our curriculum topics, it is our intent for our pupils to learn:
How to communicate using appropriate vocabulary
About Corsham and their local area
Through experiences inside and beyond the classroom
New knowledge and understanding appropriate to their age
How to keep themselves safe
These 5 intentions underpin our curriculum because we want our pupils to have a love of learning which they can share, a sense of understanding and pride of where they live, and be safe in different situations.
Our curriculum may alter according to national or local events that may relate to the children e.g. Olympics 2020, VE celebrations, Literacy festivals etc.
Our curriculum is progressive. Pupils build upon skills and knowledge each year so over the course of their school life, they will develop and revisit skills in a spiral curriculum. This will ensure that knowledge and skills are embedded.
Each term the children will have a big question to try and answer; this will be the intent of the teaching and enable cross curricular learning. These are recorded on the medium-term plans for each year group which can be found on the class webpages.
In the foundation subjects, the knowledge and understanding to be gained from the National Curriculum are referred to as Essential Milestones. This is what we intend for our pupils to know and be able to do, at different stages of their education and by the time they leave Corsham Regis:
As well as academic knowledge, we value and celebrate the characteristics of excellent learners. To achieve this we learn from the LORIC characters below whom we have discovered from our investment in PiXL (Partners in Excellence)