Primary

Our curriculum in the Primary phase of school [KS1-2] is a pre-formal and semi-formal model. This model focusses on learning for pupils who are yet to work within a traditional subject led curriculum i.e. history, geography, PSHCE, design technology. The pre-formal curriculum learning areas are: my communication; my cognition; my physical; and my care and independence. This curriculum is for pupils whose learning is in the very early and sensory/motor stages of development. The semi-formal model encompasses the four areas above plus my world and my creativity. This enhanced curriculum model supports pupils whose learning is moving towards symbolic conceptual understanding. Pupils have MAPP [Mapping and Assessing Personal Progress] individual learning intentions which underpin all their learning areas. Learning behaviours are supported and developed through the 7 Aspects of Engagement and this further enables the provision to meet personalised need. Each term has a distinct and engaging theme which forms the basis for that term’s learning activities. This incorporates the children’s interests and all those ‘suitcase for life’ experiences that childhood should contain.