At FPJS, we have built our curriculum around the National Curriculum Purpose of study, Aims and all Statutory requirements. Where requirements are non-statutory, we select key themes and objectives to add to our curriculum to ensure that we provide a detailed and interesting curriculum for our pupils.
Our Objective led curriculum design allows us to track against our objectives to review pupil achievement; using this information to inform further planning and provision.
Our Curriculum objectives are set for each subject and year group but the approach, resources and timetabling can adapt to meet the learners' needs.
Our individual subject objectives can be found on the relevant Curriculum tabs (see below).
To inspire and engage our pupils, we currently link topics to subjects; including trips and enrichment activities that enthuse the pupils and, as one pupil said recently "brings the learning to life".
The year group tabs on the Curriculum home page show an overview if when we teach certain elements of the curriculum and also the topics that link them together.
Flowing through all of our lessons are the FPPF values of Passion, Well-Being and Respect. Pupils are encourage to develop these throughout their time at FPJS.
As a Federation of Furze Platt Infant and Junior Schools, we have created a curriculum that progresses and flows from the start of KS1 to the end of KS2.
Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum but also encourages more explicit progressive links through subject areas; developing and building on previous learning and experiences.
We review and tweak our curriculum annually through faculty groups of staff with representation from each year group to ensure that our curriculum is as effective as it can be in meeting our Vision, Values and Subject Intents
Please see the section below for more detailed FPPF Curriculum documents.
At FPPF, we ensure that our curriculum and delivery complies with the Equality Act 2020 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations.
We strive to make our curriculum accessibly, challenging and engaging for all pupils.
For more information about subject or year group specific curriculum content, please contact the relevant member of staff outlining the information you require.
FPPF Intent is summarised as:
National curriculum and Our Vision - Our Values - Our community
At FPPF, we have established a rich, relevant and purposeful educational experience that allows us to develop the whole child and meet the needs and interests of our pupils. Our curriculum provides learning that has local, national and international dimensions.
Our knowledge rich curriculum allows children to build on their learning; progressively acquiring the knowledge and skills needed for the next stage in their education. This means ensuring children are not only confident in reading, writing and maths (subjects which support children in fully accessing the broad curriculum) but exposed to purposeful knowledge in all subject areas.
A well taught knowledge-rich education is potentially the driver for true equality for pupils from different backgrounds. Knowing things, not just recalling the bald facts but deeply understanding them gives pupils confidence. It helps them to discuss a wide range of live topics with their peers, irrespective of their backgrounds’. Dame Rachel de Souza
The accumulated wealth of human knowledge, and what we choose to pass on to the next generation through teaching in our schools (the curriculum), must be at the heart of education
Amanda Spielman (2018)
The knowledge that children need can be described as ‘Sticky Knowledge’. Whilst some knowledge is just interesting and fun facts that engage and wow the child, there is also the carefully selected ‘invaluable’ knowledge to be learned across all year groups and in all subjects. This latter form of knowledge is based on the National Curriculum and is planned in a sequential way so that the knowledge moves from a shallow knowledge, at first conception, to a rich and deep knowledge (schema building, alteration of long term memory) by the end of the key stage.
To achieve this at FPPF, we identify the invaluable knowledge for each year group in each subject; ‘what we want children to know’. This then progresses in complexity and understanding as the child progresses through their journey at FPPF. Previous learning is then activated through daily, weekly and monthly review in order to build on when introducing new concepts and topics; building confidence and fluency through deliberate practice.
“A major issue in learning is the inevitable, predictable and natural process of forgetting. Unless we review what we have learned, our memory of that information diminishes”.
Skills are a byproduct of learning knowledge and a way of differentiating the complexity of the task. At FPPF, we aim for our children to have the ‘FPPF Values’ driven skills and attitudes that help them become life-long learners and succeed in their future. These are embedded in our curriculum and celebrated in our classes and in our wider school community.
Our curriculum enables our children to be successful, self-motivated, independent learners with a passion for learning.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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