At Uppingham C of E Primary School we use the National Curriculum (2014) as a starting point for a broad and varied learning experience for our children. Our curriculum is enriched through our vision to inspire a love of learning and discover how to make a difference in our world. Our curriculum is planned to engage children, enabling them to be active learners with opportunities to be creative and develop critical thinking skills.
“Pupils demonstrate positive attitudes towards their learning because they are enthused and inspired by the topics they explore”. (Ofsted 2018)
The Big Picture of Our Curriculum sets out our curriculum intent, how learning will be organised and how we will look at the impact of the curriculum on our children. Each subject also has a Big Picture which sets out further information about each subject, including the progression of learning from starting school in Squirrels Class to leaving in Year 6.
The relevant national curriculum programs of study are taught along with RE and PSHE. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) elements of pupils’ development are inter-related through our curriculum to enable children to prepare for life in modern Britain and develop their cultural capital.
To find out more about how we promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and British Values across our curriculum, please see the attachments below.
Subjects are taught discretely and where appropriate meaningful links across subjects are planned so that children can revisit learning and make connections in their learning journey. By taking a creative approach to our planning we can apply skills such as those learnt in literacy and mathematics in a meaningful context.
Teachers work hard to ensure the themes are motivating and creative for all the children and our curriculum is continually under review to ensure we are providing the best learning experience possible in response to the children and our local area. Where possible we will go on visits, invite people to school and hold events to extend and enrich children’s learning even further.
Information about what is being taught in each year group can be found below;