Our vision for our curriculum is that we provide a rich curriculum that is ‘serious fun’: we take learning seriously and the enjoyment comes from success in our endeavours.
We know that having a broad general knowledge and a broad and deep vocabulary is key when we come to read. We need knowledge a million miles wide. We have been reviewing our curriculum and how we teach so that children can remember more and make more connections between areas of learning so that they develop this wide knowledge base.
As we have mixed-age classes, our curriculum is split into year A and year B.
2020-2021 will follow Year A.
We have made some adaptations to our curriculum during the national lockdown. We have adapted the order of delivery for some subjects to ensure that challenging new material can be taught in school. We have adapted some subjects so that the practical resources required can be found at home or easily provided by school. We have aimed to provide a balance of subjects during the week with regular physical activity timetabled.
Science helps children to understand the world and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They are encouraged to explain what they are observing and predict how things will behave.
We aim to give children a coherent knowledge and understanding of British history and that of the wider world. This year we have changed our curriculum so that the children in KS2 are able to revisit periods of history, looking at different periods through different lenses.
Through our geography teaching, we aim to develop the children's fascination and curiosity about the world and its people. We have re-designed our curriculum so that the children can focus on one aspect of the world and deepen the understanding of its human and physical features over time. Upper KS2 will deepen their understanding of the impact of human activity on the world.
In DT pupils will use their creativity to solve real and relevant problems. We have enhanced our curriculum and subject expertise by subscribing to the DT Association. We have designed curriculum to help children deepen their skills in one aspect of DT per year group.
Art and design.
This subject enables our children to experience some of the highest forms of human creativity. They will explore the works of various artists and craftspeople through history and cultures. They will be inspired to create their own works in a range of media and will develop their skills over time. We make use of the local art galleries to enrich our work.
We have chosen to study Latin to provide a linguistic foundation for reading comprehension and an appreciation of classical civilisation. We use the Minimus scheme of work to support our learning.
Music is one of the highest forms of human creativity. We want to engage and inspire our children to explore and enjoy music in many forms. We capitalise on our proximity to the RLPO and ensue that children visit at least once in each KS.
We use the Charanga scheme of work to support the teaching of music.
At Sandbrook, we celebrate and accept our individualities and differences. We learn about how to manage our feelings and relationships so that we can deal with things by using our words. We learn howto be active and healthy citizens.
This subject enables pupils to develop specific ways of thinking and working. They learn to be digitally literate. The children also learn how to stay safe in an increasingly complex digital world.
We encourage our children to develop their physical confidence in a way which supports their long term health and fitness. We make use of Beth Tweddle Gymnastics to support our teaching of early gym so that the children get a good start in the fundamental movements. We develop problem-solving and teamwork through our Commando Joe's sessions.
We follow the Wirral Agreed Syllabus for RE.
If you would like any further information regarding curriculum content, please speak to your child's class teacher.