This section is focused on the Curriculum and provides an overview of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework and the Curriculum offer for children in Years 1 to 6. The Curriculum includes all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.
All children benefit from a range of learning styles at Kirk Merrington Primary School including a differentiated curriculum, a range of learning materials, assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievements, access to IT and computing, booster classes, interventions and a broad range of extra curricula activities. We ensure that all of our extra-curricular activities are adapted to meet the needs of all children. All our children have the opportunity to participate in school trips, clubs, sports teams and school committees.
Our Curriculum also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what our children learn from the way they are treated or expected to behave. The Rights Respecting School Award and use of Philosophy 4 Children approach demonstrates our commitment to every child’s social, emotional and behavioural development.
Kirk Merrington Primary School teaches children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others whilst developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve all that they can.
We have been working hard to refresh our school approach and provision for pupils. As part of this work we have decided to implement the new Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.
What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our new curriculum will be delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which will provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning.
We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our new curriculum will provide lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.
Cornerstones also provide a rigorous essential skills framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These essential skills are tied to activities and are age related so that staff can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs.
How it Works?
Kirk Merrington’s curriculum will be delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which will provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities. Children will progress through four stages of learning in each ILP – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express.
Corner Stones ILP’s
To find out more about these stages please click on the link through to Cornerstones website:
You can view or download information about our curriculum subjects on our website.
We will be updating this section with further information as soon as possible. View the classes section of our website to see our curriculum in action in school.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Kirk Merrington Primary School we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEN Information Report.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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