Curriculum Overview 2020/21

A passion for reading underpins our entire curriculum, inspiring and strengthening learning in every subject. We are scientists, musicians, artists, writers, historians and much more! 
We adopted Cornerstones Maestro in March 2020 to support our cross-curricular curriculum planning. We have the freedom to choose from a wide variety of projects as well as to adapt them or create our own. This ensures we are building a curriculum to meet our children's needs in our particular context and can follow their interests.
in the Juniors, pupils learn more about the specific knowledge and skills needed to be a successful learner in each subject. In 2020/21 we are developing subject 'keys' which help adults and children understand the most important aspects of each subject. Junior pupils will be able to transfer to secondary school knowing about their own interests and aptitudes and hopefully, be inspired life-long learners with a determination to pursue the subject(s) of their choice. 
We follow the New Cornwall Agreed Syllabus for RE with additional 'faith' days to engage children in different ways in exploring their own and others' beliefs and opinions. As Islam is a new faith to us, teachers in their own learning and all classes will start with the basics to ensure that understanding is securely established. 
We use SCARF, an interactive PSHE programme to support children's personal, social, health and emotional development ensuring that we are compliant with the new regulations from September 2020.
In the Juniors our modern foreign language is Spanish. Todas aprendemos espanol! 
We also have a unique strand to our curriculum called UP (unlocking potential) which ensures that every child has the opportunity to take part in something they love, to be a leader if they wish, to discover new talents and interests and have a voice in the development of learning in our school. UP takes the form of whole school, whole class or group projects depending on the needs and interests of the school and pupils each year. Last year,  whole classes created outdoor sculptures, an enterprise group made and sold chocolate treats and a music group researched, trialled and chose the school song!
There are subject leaders in each school to ensure that teaching and learning in each area is age-appropriate. We plan to provide more opportunities for pupils and subject leaders to share work across the curriculum in both schools this year.

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