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26/02/24

What a start to the week! Thank you so much for our wonderful book. We are looking forward to our online lesson. Happy creating to Year 3! pic.twitter.com/U67hcrEtmh

23/02/24

Beegu has landed! Sycamore Class arrived at school on Tuesday to find that an unusual spacecraft had crash-landed outside their classroom. They have loved writing character descriptions about their strange visitor... pic.twitter.com/cucAxDcEZ7

23/02/24

Year 3 created mood boards in Art yesterday, to develop a feel and understanding of the Arctic and Antarctic. They used a variety of textures and colours, and they are very proud of the result! pic.twitter.com/sTWvIAU256

22/02/24

We were so excited to celebrate Founders Day today. 40 of us were proud to wear our uniforms - from the youngest to the oldest members of our school community. pic.twitter.com/b3I9klNx44

22/02/24

This week, the Eco Council braved the elements to plant 240 trees along the back of the school field! Kindly donated via the - the trees are native trees, designed to encourage wildlife. The children worked so hard and loved every minute! pic.twitter.com/B0SL9SSzCs

09/02/24

Thank you so much to Maidstone for the materials to make our new class book corner today - and for kindly delivering. Great support to our school community of readers. pic.twitter.com/hsTXxESwkw

09/02/24

It has been a busy week in Year 3, with the children showcasing their dance to their parents, and then the whole of KS2! A huge well done to them, you were all amazing! pic.twitter.com/y7RLYzMNau

09/02/24

Elm Class have been busy designing games and apps to keep us safe online. Fantastic ideas from developers of the future. pic.twitter.com/9T1hlQGVk9

08/02/24

We loved doing our science experiment today. We had to see which material would make the best umbrella for a bear and then we put them to the test! pic.twitter.com/b7q885NQMa

08/02/24

Elm Class have been learning about being safe on the internet and created their own emojis pic.twitter.com/TsHMsqys9V

07/02/24

Year 6 enjoyed their free time activity for Children’s Mental Health Week. pic.twitter.com/TP5gS8YGPp

06/02/24

Sycamore Class enjoyed lots of activities to learn more about Safer Internet Day! pic.twitter.com/Kn1BGa2HG5

06/02/24

Fantastic discussion in Year 4 this morning around ways to stay safe on the internet. Topped off with 10/10 on the quiz!#SaferInternetDay pic.twitter.com/s92YsWQ9Qv

06/02/24

Year 3 have been discussing how technology has evolved and whether the internet has a positive or negative influence on us. They were very shocked to see some of the old technology!#SaferInternetDay pic.twitter.com/Y1zCm28KiM

06/02/24

Year 6 have been considering their own online activity and how they can use their knowledge to help others stay safe on the internet. pic.twitter.com/GkGZ4brphG

05/02/24

Year 5 were outside for their chosen activity for week. Playing, taking part in team games and colouring, we did it all! pic.twitter.com/pjgNM2ty9V

05/02/24

The KS2 school council representatives enjoyed their visit to the Maidstone County Hall. We learnt lots about the history of the building and even had the chance to debate. Future politicians in the making! pic.twitter.com/noQsrlmwNo

02/02/24

TTRS day at We know how important knowing your times tables are in Year 5 and we also know how to dress like a rockstar! pic.twitter.com/gkviXQS7FA

02/02/24

So much hard work has gone into our urban art final outcomes in Sycamore Class. We have hand-cut our own stencils and can’t wait to share the finished pieces next week. pic.twitter.com/pe9RFM54hj

02/02/24

A fantastic day of multiplication learning in Sycamore Class. Enjoy TT Rockstars over the weekend! pic.twitter.com/uzOVhDVeAZ

02/02/24

Some of the excellent propaganda posters produced by Elder class this week. pic.twitter.com/HGjbegcNXC

02/02/24

Year 1 have had a brilliant time celebrating Times Table Rock Stars day! pic.twitter.com/8QJ2wzQ0W9

31/01/24

Yew Class were visited by Vanessa from the Pluckley Bread Station yesterday, who taught us about the process of bread making and helped us to perfect our kneading technique. The children said it is the best bread they’ve ever tasted! Thank you pic.twitter.com/NEQl9rXTsq

26/01/24

We have really enjoyed looking at features of bridges, especially after we saw the one in our local village. Here is some of the art work that Year 1 feel proud of. pic.twitter.com/GF3siI4JJB

26/01/24

It was great to see some interesting geographical features in Aylesford. Year 1 enjoyed all that there was to see and can’t wait to go on another trip! pic.twitter.com/3Ja6WDarmh

Curriculum

Intent

We believe in providing a broad, balanced, knowledge rich curriculum that ensures an inclusive approach and where pupils develop the skills and abilities to apply what they know and can do with increasing fluency and independence. Our curriculum provides opportunities for our pupils to develop as independent, confident and successful learners with high aspirations.

As a school we pride ourselves on being part of our local community, so we want our pupils to become educated citizens and appreciate their part in securing a safe and happy sense of community; locally, nationally and globally.

Our curriculum will develop children’s problem solving skills along with their resilience. They are encouraged to embrace their mistakes learning from them, thus creating memorable learning experiences.

Implementation

Our curriculum is planned and sequenced so that our pupils can achieve depth of thinking and learning. Across each year group, a number of high quality, age appropriate core texts are used to bring topics to life for our children and to promote a connection with their learning. Through our knowledge, understanding and skills we aim to develop our children’s ability to reflect, evaluate and apply their learning.

The knowledge, understanding and skills are reflected through the objectives identified in each curriculum area. There is an equality of subjects taught to ensure that the curriculum is relevant and consists of learning that really matters to the pupils.

Central to developing the pupils’ learning is a focus on vocabulary and this ensures understanding, enabling our pupils to express themselves and write with confidence.

Sequences of lessons are carefully crafted around an authentic outcome which allows children to become agents of change. These outcomes are evaluated by a ‘critical audience’; these are either a specialist in the field that the children are learning about, or an opportunity to celebrate learning on a platform linked to their topic. These learning opportunities allow children the opportunity to develop 21st century skills such as research, collaboration, innovation, presentation, evaluation and reflection.

The learning journeys are active, engaging and inspiring leading to a deeper understanding of the topics and curriculum areas. The authentic outcomes drive motivation, determination and commitment within our children.

Our curriculum ensures that we develop well rounded citizens with a clear understanding of values such as compassion, responsibility and friendship. Our new curriculum addresses negative stereotyping through investigating similarities and differences, and promoting acceptance, diversity, citizenship and human rights.

Impact

Through authentic outcomes, pupils are given the opportunity to demonstrate the progress the knowledge and skills they have acquired.

The pupils’ books will clearly demonstrate the progress they have made and the knowledge they have gained. We ensure that our children’s attainment and progress are in line, or exceeding, their potential.

Children will be able to talk clearly and knowledgeably about their learning and make clear links between pieces of learning across the curriculum.

Pupils will continue to make good progress and attain well at the end of each Key Stage.

Pupils with SEND achieve the best possible outcomes and acquire knowledge and skills for life. Adapted learning resources ensure that they can fully engage with learning intention.

Pupils are able to use what they have learned and can show that they remember what they have learned in a variety of ways.

Pupils who do not have age appropriate reading fluency, number or writing skills will be heavily supported to narrow or eradicate gaps in their learning.

We use regular and robust triangulated monitoring to gauge the impact of our curriculum design. Leaders at all levels review learning, talk with our children and provide feedback to move practice forward.

Pupils transition confidently to secondary school as they will be self-reliant, know how to organise their learning and manage their time, how to research, evaluate and identify the next steps in their learning journey. Through leadership roles, pupils will develop a sense of personal responsibility.

Curriculum

Reception Curriculum

Year 1 Curriculum 

Year 2 Curriculum 

Year 3 Curriculum 

Year 4 Curriculum 

Year 5 Curriculum 

Year 6 Curriculum

For further information on the curriculum followed by all year groups please contact the Headteacher. Or you may access details of the full national curriculum HERE.