This statement underpins the principles of our school curriculum at Essendine Primary School and has helped shape our philosophy towards nurturing the skills, qualities and attitudes of the unique child.
"The principle goal of education is to create people who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done – people who are creative, inventive and discoverers"
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Our Curriculum is designed to encourage all our children to be the best they can be. We support and supplement the delivery of the national curriculum, by providing a bespoke enquiry led context for learning, which provides:
Meaningful links in learning following a theme based approach
Broad and balance coverage across a range of subjects
Purposeful experiences that bring learning alive through visits and visitors
Opportunities to respond to the needs and interests of our pupils
A local, national and international dimension
A response to the continually evolving educational perspective
All subjects will be delivered through a theme based approach to learning. All Themes will have an emphasis on enquiry skills and will incorporate the skills learned in English and mathematics.
Science, Geography and History will be the key drivers of each theme with Art, Design and Technology, Music and PE being the enhancers.
Drivers provide the key focus for learning within the theme - for example Ancient Greece, Rivers or Space. While enhancers support and enrich the learning within the theme.
In the Early Years and Key Stage 1, phonics is taught in small, focused, ability groups. The school follows the 'Letters and Sounds' programme.
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