Curriculum at Norbury Hall

 

Being healthy and active is part of our curriculum

We use the adventure in lessons as well as playtimes.

We think about how we eat helps us to think and grow. We make nice tasty dishes too.

Sometimes we just have some fun!

 

 

The curriculum provides learners with an introduction to the essential knowledge and skills that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces the learners to the best that has been thought, said and done; and it helps to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

The National Curriculum in England – 2014

The school vision for Norbury Hall Primary School seeks to ensure that our learning community enjoys a relevant curriculum which is evolving in order to ensure that all of our learners are active participants.

Our learning across school is organised into whole school themes. This helps us to learn as a community and enables us to share outcomes together. The whole school themes serve as a vehicle for all areas of learning and teachers plan to make relevant and meaningful links between subject areas.

Where learning is more suited to discrete teaching e.g. the teaching of phonics and large areas of mathematics, the learners will be taught in this way. Our school follows Letters and Sounds when teaching phonics and spelling at Early Years and KS1.

Our teachers also work hard to ensure that the curriculum is personalised in order to make it relevant to all of our learners. Working closely together also enables teachers to ensure that progression in learning is made from year to year.

The themes for 2016 – 2017 are outlined below – each theme has the starting point around a famous person
Half Term 1Carter’s Conundrums

Half Term 2 Moses’ Musings

How Ancient Egyptian civilisation has impacted on life today.

Understanding Judaism through a story starting point.

Spring Term 2017
Britannia’s Brainteasers

Kirkwood’s Key Questions

Understanding the physical geography of the UK.

Understanding the water cycle and weather conditions.

Summer Term 2017
Winston’s What Ifs

Darwin’s Dilemmas
Understanding life cycles and habitats.

Each half term we will post the overview for learners and parents to see.  These can be found on the Meet the Teacher pages  as  a visual overview and a more informative grid showing the half termly coverage and learning expectations. These are usually updated and published at the beginning of each half term.

The curriculum provides learners with an introduction to the essential knowledge and skills that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces the learners to the best that has been thought, said and done; and it helps to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.