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 2017 – 2018 are outlined below – each theme has the starting point taken from a Disney quote, film or character.

Whole School Planning Overview 2017 – 2018
Half Term Disney Quote Objectives Film Suggestions
HT1
There’s a whole world at your feet Sc – biology The Lion King
HT2
If you walk the footsteps of a stranger you’ll learn things you never knew, you never knew KS2 History – non European civilisation – Islamic civilisation including Baghdad
KS1 – Geography – comparison of UK destination with non-European place Aladdin
HT3
To infinity and beyond Science focus
KS1 – Everyday materials
LKS2 – Light and forces
UKS2 – Earth and Space and Forces Toy Story
HT4
It’s kind of fun to do the impossible Commonwealth Games link
KS2 – Geography – economic activity
KS1 – Geography – seasons and weather patterns The Incredibles
HT5
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them Martin Luther King (50th anniversary of assassination)
KS1 – History link – significant people and events
KS2 – Ancient Greece – PSHE / History focus – how societies are managed and how they are inclusive BFG
Hercules

HT6
To the youngsters of today, I say believe in the future; the world is getting better Sc – biology
KS2 – geography – how man impacts environment Jungle Book
Finding Nemo
Wall-E

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.