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Ingol CPS Intent Statement
Ingol CPS Intent Statement
At Ingol Community Primary School we offer a curriculum which is broad and balanced and which builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their starting point, as they progress through each Key Stage. The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the pupils in our school. The aim of our curriculum is for pupils to have the requisite skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education. It is important that the curriculum considers the development of the whole child regardless of their starting point.
Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. We constantly provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning and believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We use Gem Powers to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.
The National Curriculum is delivered using an integrated topic approach and assessed using KLIPs statements (National Curriculum and LA supported) as a basis to ensure coverage and progression throughout the school. The more able are challenged further in their learning and children who find aspects of their learning more difficult are appropriately supported so that they too are enabled to experience success. National requirements and school requirements are mapped out as a whole school and then individual year groups plan the curriculum for their pupils accordingly. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils and their understanding of the core values of our society are woven through the curriculum.
Pupils are still working on the Early Learning Goals of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum as they enter Year 1. There is a period in the Autumn Term where the majority of children progress to the National Curriculum. Throughout this period and beyond all children are still developing their phonic knowledge through a systematic synthetic program and are developing their fluency in reading through daily Guided Reading.
In all year groups there are small group interventions in order to support pupils in gaining the key skills to become successful readers, writers and mathematicians.
The outdoor environment and the local community are considered an opportunity for active learning for all our pupils. The school grounds have been developed so they can enrich different curriculum areas, particularly science.
Pupils have opportunities to share their learning with each other, their parents and carers and other learners through school-based exhibitions, performances, competitions and events involving other schools. Developing their confidence, independence and motivation as learners and their sense of responsibility as future citizens is at the heart of all our teaching and learning.
All subject leaders write their own whole school curriculum maps and are given the opportunities to constantly develop their own subject knowledge, skills and understanding so they can support curriculum development and their colleagues throughout the school. Theme weeks, whole school activities and opportunities within and outside school all enrich and develop the children’s learning.
The English curriculum is taught using various strategies such as Talk for Writing (T4W) which develops children’s writing skills through imitation, innovation and independence. Alongside this, children experience lessons on grammar, punctuation, spelling and handwriting to develop stamina for reading and writing. We use a sequenced approach to develop reading and writing.
Daily guided reading and BRP (Better Reading Partners) ensures children are accessing texts at a level which challenges each child and builds on their skills. Reading is interweaved throughout the curriculum to further develop skills and enhance vocabulary.
Coach Led Physical Education in school
'Team Theme' are working with all our pupils in school: both within daily curriculum P.E lessons and also during a Thursday after school club which starts in February. Team theme deliver exciting and fun P.E. activities for all ages of children and we are really pleased to have them on board at Ingol CPS. Teachers also teach PE in addition to our coaching sessions.