The Peafield Curriculum

Curriculum Intent
Our curriculum is:
 
      Empowering
      Vocabulary Rich
      Experiential
      Relevant

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.

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.

Empowering
Vocabulary Rich
Experiential
Relevant

We encourage our parents to share in the experiences our children have at school so that they can talk about the things they are learning about. Here is an example of one of the booklets we send home ever half term. Scroll through until you come to the phase group you are interested in. You can even download a copy.

More examples can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
We are incredibly lucky, as an Academy, to be able to develop and create a curriculum that is bespoke to the needs of each of our children whilst, at the same time, being able to take the very best bits from the National Curriculum that is statutory for maintained Schools.

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'.

Below are the curriculum 'Maps' that show the key topics covered by our children as they go through school. Soon to be added are the skills ladders which we use to ensure each child makes the progress they deserve, through the acquisition of key skills, knowledge and understanding. 
If you wish to find out more about our curriculum then please contact the school office where we can direct you to the right person to speak to. Currently our curriculum co-ordinators are:
English - Kelly Darby
Maths - Tom Daniel
Science - Debs Hunton
IT and Computing - Amber Burke
Modern Foreign Languages - Katie Kier
PE - Corey Nightingale
RE & Citizenship- Liljana Jones & Jane McDonald
Design Technology - Tom Daniel
Geography - Michelle Martin
History - Jess Allison
Art & Music - Sarah Shaw