Curriculum Vision and Aims
Children who have dreams and ambitions, and the skills to make them happen.
Children who know how to learn, who have skills and knowledge for life.
Children who treat others the way they would like to be treated. They have respect for themselves and for others.
Children who can stand up for themselves without trampling the ideals of others.
Children who understand that they can make a difference in an imperfect world, and have sound values to build a life on.
Children who are independent and self-motivated, confident and secure.
Children who know the value of ideas, who can try a new way or take a different path, can blaze their own trail.
Children who are resilient, learn from mistakes, know how to fail and to try again, and better.
Children who can learn, dream, hope, love, live life to the full.
Think more, learn more, be more.
Making The Dream A Reality.
At Acle St Edmund our curriculum;
- Is engaging, challenging and rigorous
- Has the unique child at its heart
- Provides a meaningful context for learning
- Develops a broad range of knowledge, skills and understanding
- Promotes creativity, thinking skills and a sense of enquiry
- Encourages collaboration and team work
- Recognises and reflects the educational needs of local children
- Broadens horizons, developing a global perspective
- The curriculum is delivered through cross curricular themes and topics.
- Meaningful links and connections between subjects create a context for learning.
- Topics are engaging, challenging, creative and fun!
- There are 4 phases within our school. Early Years Foundation Stage or EYFS (Reception class), Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and Year 2), Lower Key Stage 2 (Year 3 and Year 4) and Upper Key Stage 2 (Year 5 and Year 6).
- The curriculum is delivered on a 2 year rolling programme. Teachers in each phase plan and work together.
- Social, moral, spiritual and citizenship education (SMSC) is woven into our topics and is linked to our assembly theme for the term. This will be shown on our termly topic planning.
- Maths and Literacy are taught everyday.
- Literacy forms the core of our topic, creating lots of opportunities for writing across all areas of the curriculum.
- Key areas of literacy, such as spelling, phonics and some aspects of grammar will be taught discretely.
- Children are taught in mixed ability, single age class groups. In response to the needs of the class, children may be grouped in different ways to ensure the best learning for all. Sometimes this will include ability grouping or setting for maths or spelling.