We have devised a knowledge rich curriculum, based on the National Curriculum programmes of study, which sequences knowledge, concepts and skills. We believe it is vitally important that children develop secure understanding of each key block of knowledge in order to progress to the next stage as insecure, superficial understanding will not allow genuine progression.
We view knowledge as encompassing not only established facts, but also concepts, ideas, themes and theories. These different forms of subject specific knowledge interlink and are mutually dependent.
Through our curriculum, children:
• learn key subject specific facts and vocabulary
• build knowledge developed through the understanding of concepts and generalisations, enabling pupils to identify processes, different perspectives and values
• experience high quality enquiry, having the opportunity to make decisions and problem solve
• have the opportunity to engage mentally with questions about people, society, environment and the planet. This means they identify, assimilate, analyse and communicate data of various kinds, and learn the skills to do so productively
• learn how to think and act like a subject specific practitioner
The OECD recognises that knowledge and skills are both interconnected and mutually reinforcing. Researchers have emphasised the growing importance of being able to understand, interpret and apply knowledge and skills in various situations (OECD Future of Education and Skills 2019). This is why we link some of our subject specific teaching through an enquiry question.
Our use of an enquiry question and built-in opportunities for children to identify aspects of learning they wish to develop, secures pupil engagement and supports knowledge being embedded in long term memory.
Below you will find ourr curriculum progress ladders which help us ensure we teach age appropriate knowledge which builds on previous learning. Because at Blisland our classes contain a number of year groups, we use a rolling programme to support us in delivering this curriculum.
We have recently added tier 3 vocabulary to our progress ladders to support children's vocabulary development.
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Queen's Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea
Thursday 26th May 2022
All welcome 2.30pm on the School Field, weather permitting.
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