At King Street Primary School, we are committed to developing and nurturing well-read, insightful, knowledgeable, inquisitive, imaginative, thoughtful and enthusiastic learners through the provision of a curriculum which is innovative, relevant, challenging, and carefully planned and sequenced.
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). Curriculum overviews for each subject area are regularly reviewed to ensure that the full National Curriculum is taught to a high standard, and curriculum planning breaks this down into chunks of sequential learning building towards clearly defined endpoints. All subjects allow time and space for retrieval practice and interleaving of subject areas, to best allow children to recall and apply what they have learned through their time with us.
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.
Learning gems underpin our approach to teaching and learning, and these are central to our ethos.