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30/06/21

Ash class - Art. Influenced by Picasso, Year 5 have created their own self-portraits in the style of cubism. Can you recognise any of our pupils? https://t.co/C3BcrHAmun

29/06/21

Year 6’s production practice is in full swing https://t.co/pEYPZe0IrT

24/06/21

More pictures of the PTA team and teachers who have made today happen and we still have KS2 to go https://t.co/dr1uqyYWtI

24/06/21

Socially distanced PTA - bringing the disco alive. Thank you all for making it happen https://t.co/xksHdsHVkW

24/06/21

We will rock you - oh yes we will https://t.co/tg3nO4y0Qi

24/06/21

Let’s ‘reach for the stars’ 🎶🎶🎶 https://t.co/TCOXwbPS5n

24/06/21

PTA and staff working hard on face paints and glitter tattoo’s https://t.co/4uJwwfF4P6

24/06/21

Making bubbles whilst in their bubble. Bringing some magic outside https://t.co/8mdd5eBob2

24/06/21

What happens when you can’t do a disco inside? You make it a an outdoor disco instead. All year group bubbles maintained and everyone is enjoying the DJ https://t.co/BxMfrbNCtC

17/06/21

AWARD 🏆RESILIENCE and EMOTIONAL WELLBEING 🏆 https://t.co/pkvJhueOFl

16/06/21

Retweeted From VIPS@Holboroughlakes

Year 2 participated in the VIAT Football match on Monday, it was great fun, thank you to for hosting! https://t.co/UpX2sWjqF1

15/06/21

Year 1 Learning Launch - Seasides - we couldn’t go to the beach so we brought the beach to us! https://t.co/mtSNvIwwBE

15/06/21

AWARD: RESILIENCE and EMOTIONAL WELLBEING - we are so incredibly proud of our school community. In the hardest of times we pulled together&have been recognised for ensuring positive wellbeing for pupils, staff&parents. A special thanks to Mrs Adams 🥇 https://t.co/SbCudAYKBd

15/06/21

Year 4 Learning launch - Science - Investigating with states of matter in everyday objects https://t.co/tixsd7WgBT

15/06/21

Critical audience - Year 5 & 6 - DT - Victorian Toys. Mr Kevin Perry joined today to critique the children’s design and technology skills of the toy models https://t.co/JR0CwGVtoG

15/06/21

Critical audience - Year 5 & 6 - DT - Victorian Toys. Mr Kevin Perry joined today to critique the children’s design and technology skills of the toy models https://t.co/7COgPbX3BS

15/06/21

Critical audience - Year 5 & 6 - DT - Victorian Toys. Mr Kevin Perry joined today to critique the children’s design and technology skills of the toy models https://t.co/isQvjiRcJk

15/06/21

KS1 Cooking Club - Kebabs - perfect weather for a BBQ 🍗 https://t.co/OuLQpHbiQd

15/06/21

Year 5 - Learning Launch - Geography. Investigating the effects climate change has on sea levels. ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/rCnBKrhObg

15/06/21

Year 1 - Learning launch - Science - sorting and classifying materials. ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/GxSTFm0AJg

07/06/21

Would you, or someone you know, like to train to teach?Come to one of the allocated sessions on Wednesday 30 June 2021, at the School of Science & Technology Maidstone, to find out about the courses that we offer through the Trust. More information here: https://t.co/bio8NMeeWr

06/06/21

Learning Environment - Ancient Egypt - ‘A clean and well-kept building guarantees nothing about the quality of work children will accomplish within it. But it matters. It’s a message’ https://t.co/7YKXne30oD

04/06/21

Learning Environment - Geography - ‘...when a community is proud of its school, the children become part of this ethic’ https://t.co/WIrvvqelNe

04/06/21

Learning Environment - Reading in to writing- ‘.The building doesn’t have to be a palace but it has to show the children, the teachers and the parents that somebody cares about them.’ https://t.co/iSPw5z97Un

04/06/21

Learning Environment - Victorians - ‘The beauty we have designed in our centre isn’t just window dressing; it’s an essential part of our success.’ https://t.co/nRCElCc8vp

04/06/21

Learning Environment - Design and Technology - ‘.A clean and well-kept building guarantees nothing about the quality of work children will within it. But it matters. It’s a message’ https://t.co/QqixSLLHmQ

04/06/21

Learning Environment - Life Cycle of Plants- ‘...we put them in a beautiful place; give them a small taste of what a decent, dignified future might feel like, and that makes all the difference’ https://t.co/772wsbC1tu

29/05/21

Y1 - History: Great Fire of London - authentic outcome. In Design and Technology Y1 were learning, designing, building and evaluating their own houses to create Pudding Lane. So when Fireman Stevens surprised the children with a reenactment of the emotions were very real 🔥 https://t.co/q0wuCNDeto

29/05/21

Reception - Authentic Outcome - after finding out that There was a secret Bug garden party at Aylesford today and with Austin dressed as Andy the Adventurer ⁦⁩ himself joined Chestnut to celebrate their party! https://t.co/5iJbkAMpim

29/05/21

Power Challenge Virtual STEM day. Pupils took on the role of ⁦⁩ electrical engineers to create circuits that will power homes, cities and the UK https://t.co/7zI6mqxuLE

29/05/21

Year 5/6 - Design and Technology - Victorian Toys. Punch and Judy were the inspiration behind these newly designed puppet shows. Axels, cogs, joining methods, mixed with knowledge of differences in materials used by rich and poor people, helped create 21st century Victorian toys. https://t.co/rjm0n55f9U

29/05/21

Year 2 - Geography & Art: Kenya - collaboration between us and ⁦⁩ has created beautiful and creative Kenya themed masks. We look forward to sharing these at our ⁦⁩ I.C.E exhibition of the arts https://t.co/aQfb46k2I7

29/05/21

Year 5/6 - History - Should children be put in the works house? Great debates in front of a critical audience of magistrates. Knowing more and remembering more at its finest! Great arguments for & against articulated well; accurate vocabulary and facts. ⁦https://t.co/cGNGbDmJzx

29/05/21

Year 5/6 - PSHE - First Aid. Paramedics joined us and we were shown how to apply bandages and tourniquets and practice on ‘casualties’. Most improbably we were reminded about the dangerous implication of a hoax 999 call! ⁦ https://t.co/3O4S4rdFnV

29/05/21

Extra Curricular - Archery Club have achieved their FITA White Arrow Award! Many skills like stringing a bow have been learned and the whole group scored 115 or more with 15 arrows. AMAZING! 🏹🎯 . Watch out https://t.co/qP8W4Tlkyo

29/05/21

Y4 - Design and Technology - have been busy designing, tasting, baking, evaluating to design cup cakes that celebrate a festival. They focussed on the Muslim festival of Eid and their critical audience, cannot wait to taste them! ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/gSDfezZiJi

29/05/21

Year 2 - what are they up to? Keep your eyes peeled ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ - our contribution to our Trust’s upcoming I. C. E. Creative Art Creation has begun... https://t.co/19I89AVt0d

29/05/21

KS2 - Illustrators. Budding artists were joined by author and illustrator of the text Claude in the City, ⁦⁩. The children LOVED their experience! What do you think of their drawings? We cannot wait to make a display in school to celebrate their excellence! https://t.co/K9bxMLC3ad

School 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.

‘Having a wider knowledge will help me get a better job in life’ Cayden, Y2

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.

‘We are very involved with our local community. Elderly people volunteer their time to listen to us read and our choir goes and sings with them. It's fun hearing their feedback and seeing their smiles.’ Gus, Y5

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.

‘I enjoy learning in school and making friends. Being taught new things is fun and even if I get it wrong, I know I can have another go. It makes me feel like I can do it all.’ Joseph, Y3

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.

‘New words make me giggly’ Sarah, Y4

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.

‘We have a close relationship with our local Royal British Legion. I enjoy our community outreach working alongside the ex-service people. It’s purposeful and makes them feel valued and less lonely.’ Alfie, Y6.

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.

‘We designed and made Pudding Lane. Then a fireman set it on fire. It was sad and made me think how the Great Fire of London people felt.’ Jemima, Y1

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.

'The workshop challenges are really fun because you are learning while having fun. You learn lots about teamwork and achievement’ Sam, Y5

Curriculum 
Reception Curriculum 2020/2021
Year 1 Curriculum 2020/2021
Year 2 Curriculum 2020/2021
Year 3 Curriculum 2020/2021
Year 4 Curriculum 2020/2021
Year 5/6 Curriculum 2020/2021

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.

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