Our TALC School Curriculum
Our exciting TALC (Teaching Active Lifelong Learning in Community) curriculum is based on
- A busy exciting long term plan for each subject area which covers the requirements of the National Curriculum
- This includes great learning opportunities that offer children many ‘over and above’ learning experiences for which the school is known.
- These plans are then broken down into half termly priorities (medium term plans/schemes of work) which are built into creative themes where possible.
- Each week planning ensures this learning achieved.
Curriculum leaflets, explaining what will be learnt in each theme, can be found on class pages on the website and previous curriculum leaflets can be seen on the Newsletters section of the website.
Curriculum leaflets for Parents/Carers are also on the class pages for Early Years (Ducklings, Swans and Kingfishers) and these follow the guidance in the national EYFS curriculum guidance https://www.gov.uk/education/early-years-curriculum.
Curriculum Policy and Planning
Our agreed Teaching and Learning strategy
Our intention is:
- That we will Teach a well planned, structured curriculum that ensures children’s learning is built on effectively each year.
- That the Curriculum will be active; inspiring, effective, engaging and innovative to interest and enthuse children.
- It will be a curriculum for Life including visits, trips, research, oracy skills and community engagement.
- That teaching and learning will ensure children’s well-being and self esteem is planned for so that children Learn resilience and self-discipline
- Curriculum tasks will enable and develop independent and Collaborative learning skills.
knowledge and skills planned for will be are balanced with the ability to understand and apply learning inside and outside the classroom. Each individual can find their passion for learning through Community, charitable and co-curricular activities. Lighting a spark in every child in an increasingly digital world requires each child to be able to apply their learning, be resilient, work independently or in collaboration or community, remain fit and healthy, and be inquisitive and inspired.
Trips and Visits and visitors to school enrich children’s learning experiences and are a key part of our curriculum and learning strategy. This is to support our aim for life-long learning for children. Computing and IT is embedded in many aspects of the curriculum, whilst also being a stand-alone subject. We aim to ensure e safety, critical analysis and research is developed for children as they interact with technology accordingly.
Embedded in our curriculum subjects and our curriculum themes are high level thinking skills and active teaching and learning strategies that promote the teaching of learning behaviours that support this curriculum offer to equip children with the skills in how to learn and apply what they know.
How teaching and learning is delivered
Planning Year groups plan together to ensure children in parallel classes have similar experiences. Some subjects are planned as ‘stand –alone’ subjects and some subjects are incorporated into a theme the children study that half term or term (see below).
Curriculum by Year Group
Each year group produces a long term plan that includes the priorities for the year group. The teachers than produce a curriculum leaflet for Parents and Carers to explain what will be taught each term and how Take Home/homework tasks can support their child’s learning.
Curriculum by Subject Area
To ensure coverage of the curriculum and progression in learning each Subject Leader produces an overview of the key aspects of the curriculum being taught in their subject by each year group. Subject Leaders then produce and action plan to show how the curriculum offer can be amended and improved as necessary. These plans are shared with the SLT. And appropriate CPD for teachers is then planned into our teachers’ professional development times as necessary.
Impact of the Curriculum
To assess whether the curriculum has met the intentions planned (see above) teaching staff and teaching support staff are actively engaged in reviewing
- Annual data analysis for each year group
- Pupil voice feedback on key issues
- Children’s well-being and involvement assessment
- Co-curricular engagement and parental engagement children’s learning
- Children’s attendance on trips/visits
- Opportunities to use the PPG to support the curriculum offer
Associated changes to the School Development Plan are then enacted by the SLT and reported to Governors.