Our Curriculum Intent:
To improve all children’s learning outcomes, by outstanding teaching and partnership working, within a supportive, caring, Christian school environment; promoting excellence, resilience and determination in the acquisition of knowledge and skills. With the well-being of our pupils, staff and parents at the forefront of all we do.
Our intent is to enable learners at all levels to have the courage and faith to create, explore, and be curious. We aim to bring people together, to build on a Christian and moral ethos, demonstrating kindness and respect to all.
At Polebrook School we offer a broad and balanced range of subjects in line
with the expectations of the National and Early Years curriculum.
English and Maths are central to our challenging and varied curriculum. They
are taught as distinct subjects but are also central to our thematic units of
work. We follow the Read Write Inc phonics scheme. Inspirational themes are used to deliver the foundation subjects such as Computing, Science, Art, Dance, Music, PE, Design Technology, History and Geography. This creative and innovative approach to learning is key to developing independent and innovative thinkers who embrace challenge and think creatively. It motivates our children to succeed and promotes consistently high standards of achievement and behaviour across the school.
Our RE curriculum is based on ‘Big Questions’ and is rich and varied to ensure that children have a high-quality religious education with Christianity at its heart. There are opportunities for pupils to learn about and consider their own views on other world religions. We follow the Diocese Agreed Syllabus and Understanding Christianity, and our RE big picture and long term planning maps out the ‘Big Questions’ from the syllabus to be explored each term. Pupils have opportunities to understand, respect and celebrate differences and diversity. 'Understanding Christianity' has been adopted as a resource to support the delivery of the Christianity area of the curriculum and in using this resource pupils are developing religious literacy.
All of our educational provision is underpinned by the whole school approach
to inclusion, equal opportunities and diversity. We embrace Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural values and place importance on teaching children about their own well-being and life experiences within the wider diverse culture of Britain. We teach our children to keep safe and how to adopt healthy lifestyles.
Our church ethos fosters a caring atmosphere where we celebrate and share
achievements and build empathy and respect for each other.
Please see the links below and the Big Picture of our Curriculum below: