Our curriculum reflects the Flying High Partnership’s intent of promoting well-rounded individuals who are prepared for the next stage of their journey. A curriculum based on citizenship, integrity and a pursuit of excellence in order for our children to thrive in the next stages of their journey. A journey in which they can look forward with confidence and backwards with pride.
Our curriculum is taught through enquiries, all of which are supported in a rich environment filled with high quality literature and opportunities for children to take their learning far beyond the scope of the classroom. Each topic provides opportunities for children to take their learning in their own direction, to dig deeper or explore further – going beyond the constraints of the classroom and timetable.
A flow chart showing our enquiry and curriculum design process is shown below:
Wherever we can, we use real world opportunities for meaningful outcomes.
Example: A science project in upper juniors on the heart was combined with our art lessons and literacy work to produce informative posters, professionally printed and displayed in the cardiology department at two hospitals in the East midlands; not as a display of children’s work, but as their official health guidance posters for patients and members of the public.
Wherever possible, we form links between subject areas in a theme but this is never forced; sometimes it makes sense to teach a subject separately until clear links can be made.
It is our duty, through our curriculum, to ensure our children are ready to flourish at secondary school and have the capacity to be successful in what will be their 'modern Britain'. For this to happen they must reach acceptable standards of literacy and numeracy. They must have a keen sense of what it is to be 'British' in a Britain that celebrates the differences we all have in our life choices, relationships and, indeed, opinions.
Our curriculum is divided into 4 key strands: 'Communication and Language', 'The Sciences', 'Humanities', and also 'Movement and the Arts'.