At King Street Primary School, it is our intent to nurture well-read, insightful, knowledgeable, inquisitive, imaginative, thoughtful and enthusiastic learners through the provision of a curriculum which is innovative, relevant and carefully planned and sequenced. This has become even more urgent and relevant following multiple school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we believe that by developing children’s confidence and enjoyment of all areas of learning, we can more effectively close the gaps for all groups of children and ensure that all children are able to achieve their potential and foster their interests and talents.
Leaders (including subject leaders) work together closely to build a cohesive yet broad and balanced curriculum offer from Early Years to Year 6, which builds upon prior learning and provides children with the knowledge and skills needed for children to take full advantage of opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in later life (including in future employment). Long-term plans are regularly reviewed to ensure that the full National Curriculum is taught to a high standard, and medium-term planning completed by teachers (as they are best placed to understand the needs of individuals within classes) breaks this down into chunks of sequential learning building towards clearly defined endpoints.
The acquisition of language skills is of the utmost importance to us here at King Street and opportunities for talk, discussion and debate are actively encouraged. Confidence in basic language skills enables children to communicate creatively and imaginatively, preparing them for their future journey through education and beyond. Teachers are supported to enhance their own professional development, and no single teaching approach is given precedence, instead allowing all staff to use a range of approaches and strategies to most effectively deliver the curriculum.