Our Curriculum – Rationale

This is one of three pages on our curriculum.

  • Curriculum Rationale – This page! How the National Curriculum, our context and our own priorities and values work together.
  • Curriculum Design –  The scope and sequence of our teaching, with age-related expectations for learning.
  • Curriculum Implementation – Long and mid-term plans, letters and guides for parents, national tests, timetables and homework!

The thinking behind our unique curriculum

This ‘wheel’ represents our thinking about the organisation of learning within North Nibley C of E Primary. Starting in the centre, we looked at the opportunities presented by our local context (geography, history etc) and identified needs that were apparent in the children’s character and understanding.
We added our adopted Christian Values, which we would use to ‘flavour’ the curriculum, and onto these we built the national, statutory curriculum (the content we must teach). Finally we thought about the outcomes we wanted for the children as independent learners.
 

Pupil Outcomes

Through everything that we do, planned, incidental and relational, we work towards enabling each child to:

  • Be organised
  • ‘Have a go’
  • Concentrate
  • Push myself
  • Support others
  • Show excellent manners
  • Enjoy success
This wheel helps illustrate our  personalised curriculum, responsive to our unique environment, our unique children and our own aspirations for their futures.
           

Learning to read through ‘PHONICS’

A link to our page on phonics

The National Curriculum at North Nibley C of E Primary School

THE PRIMARY NATIONAL CURRICULUM in full can be accessed here –