At Kenmont Primary School we believe each child benefits from a broad and rich curriculum.
In The National Curriculum it states:
It is the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
Through a broad and rich curriculum children:
Attain the knowledge that prepares them for secondary school; an understanding of the world around them and the contributions they can make as citizens; and the opportunities that address any possible socioeconomic inequalities that some pupils may face.
Kenmont Primary School follows the National Curriculum.
We have established a Curriculum which is:
- Vertically Integrated
Balanced: Teachers will have to leave out some elements of the curriculum to allow more time for even more important elements and fundamental aspects.
Coherent: Connections are made explicit between different aspects of the curriculum; especially in reading.
Vertically Integrated: What is taught builds upon previous teaching so that progression is intrinsic.
Appropriate: The curriculum is designed on a year by year basis to ensure coherence across subjects.
Focused: Teachers focus on the ‘Key Learning’ – the most important ideas in a subject.
Relevant: Teaching ideas in a way that is engaging, interesting and motivating for pupils.
Inclusive: All children have access to the curriculum.
Our curriculum is coherently planned and sequenced to ensure progression and depth in each subject so that learners will accumulate the knowledge needed for future learning.
All teachers attend professional development to ensure they have the subject knowledge to design and plan schemes of work that build upon prior knowledge, are inclusive and inspire children’s curiosity.
As part of this planning process, teachers plan the following:
- A cycle of lessons for each subject, which carefully plans for progression and depth;
- Challenge questions for pupils to apply their learning to a range of contexts;
- Ensure that lessons and learning are targeted at the correct level for the ability of all pupils; including those with SEND and the most-able;
- Adapt future learning based on outcomes and assessments of completed work to ensure; that learning is reinforced and extended over the sequence of lessons;
- Trips and visiting experts that will enhance the learning experience;
- A curriculum information newsletter for parents and carers so learners can be supported at home.
Visitors and trips are planned to give pupils opportunities to learn from experts and enthusiasts, and benefit from hands-on experience.
The curriculum is adapted to meet the needs of pupils with SEND, developing their knowledge, skills and abilities to apply what they know and can do with increasing fluency and independence.
Subject Leaders work with teachers to assess the children’s progress against the agreed end point. They ensure that the curriculum as taught addresses gaps in knowledge.
For information about how our curriculum meets the needs of pupils with SEND and how we address our responsibilities under the equalities duty please see the relevant pages on the website. Our accessibility poilcy can also be viewed on our policies page
We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
- A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes;
- Review pupil response to the questions and learning provided;
- Pupil discussions and conferences about their learning;
- Book scrutinies of pupils’ learning across the school demonstrating the depth of understanding, progression and challenge;
- The tracking of standards across the curriculum.
Whole School Curriculum Overview
The document below details what areas are studied in each term across year year group at Kenmont.
Each subject has long and medium term planning that details what the children learn in each year. These can be viewed on our subject plans pages.
For further information, please speak with the school office.