The Ryedale Federation | Sinnington
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School Curriculum

Our Curriculum Vision

 

We believe at Sinnington Primary school that every child is unique and our curriculum is designed to build on prior learning and provide all children with first hand learning experiences: allowing them to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience, become creative and critical thinkers.

 

We want to constantly provide enrichment opportunities to engage learning within the local area and further afield by celebrating local traditions, inviting visitors into school, and having new experiences through trips and visits to broaden our children’s knowledge not only of the local area but the world around us.

 

Our children will leave Sinnington Primary School with a confidence inspired by the knowledge they have acquired of the world with a clear understanding of their value and responsibilities within society.

 

They will have the skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, and make connections so that they become passionate lifelong learners.

Our Drivers

Our curriculum is linked and developed around our four curriculum drivers that are a direct link to our four school values: Respectful, Resilient, Caring and Creative. These drivers shape our curriculum bringing about the vision, values and aims of our school.
Respectful
This helps our children be respectful of themselves, each other, the local community and the wider world. They will be respectful of others and their beliefs, and how these have shaped the world they live in today. It helps them to learn how to act and become a good citizen now and in the future.
Resilient
This enables our children to be focused on their task in hand, work hard and never give in. They will always try their best, seek help when tasks are difficult and strive to overcome their own fears. They will grow through reflection and self-evaluation and develop resilience to deal with the demands of modern life.
Caring
This encourages our children to look after one another, themselves, their families, the local community and the wider world. It encourages them to take care of the environment and to be good citizens to all and care for everything.
Creative
This motivates the children to develop their creative side whether it is in the Arts, through Projects (individual, whole school or the community) being more articulate or using their imagination. We want the children to be inspired and express themselves through a range of mediums.

Curriculum at Sinnington Primary School

What we want our children to be
• Respectful
• Resilient
• Caring
• Creative
• Knowledgeable
• Excited
• Curious
• Life-Long Learners
Knowledge
Our curriculum is knowledge rich.

Projects are designed with knowledge at the core so children gain a deep understanding of the concept.

Staff are well read and have a good, in depth knowledge in all subject areas.
Project Based Learning
All Projects are carefully sequenced so that skills and knowledge are built on during the two-year cycle.

Each project begins with a hook to ignite the children’s interests and every child’s learning journey is centred around the ‘Big Question’.

End of the Project outcomes demonstrate the learning that has taken place with a celebration at the end (assembly, parents afternoon etc).
Enrichment
Children will explore the curriculum in fun and exciting ways.

The children are curious and excited in the classroom, but it is the substance of the subject that is curious and exciting.

Events are celebrated throughout the year, celebrating diversity and achievement with trips, visits and guest speakers both locally and nationally.
Text - Focused
Reading is the priority.

In most lessons, children are expected to read about the subject matter in a variety of forms.

All Projects are planned around a core text with links being made.
Support for All
All children receive Quality First Teaching where their needs are met through small step instruction.

The use of effective modelling and worked examples reduces the possibility of misconceptions.

The tools of scaffolding and differentiation provide the structure for children to attain highly and build confidence.
Key Concepts
Key concepts are identified in each subject. The understanding of these is deepened every time they are re-visited.

Teachers make a conscious effort to link in prior learning and build upon existing learning.

The Key Concepts provide the theme and foundation for each subject in a given project.
Retrieval Practice
Children take part in mini-quizzes and retrieval activities to strengthen their memory – these will be either in a written or verbal format.

At the beginning of a project a blank Knowledge Organiser is completed and is completed again at the end so that learning can be retrieved and applied.

Each project ends with a mini quiz.

Project Delivery

 

The foundation subjects will be delivered to children through our Project Based approach. The Projects will be delivered in two ways, Class Projects and Whole School Projects. This will ensure coverage of all year group specific National Curriculum objectives.

Class Projects
There will be four class projects per year. They will;

• Begin with an ignition (visit, key speaker, or themed activity to begin the questioning and engagement of the children).

• Have a key theme.

• Have a ‘Big Question’.

• Have a Foundation subject as the main focus: either History, Geography or Science.

• Be linked to English to create writing for a purpose and there will be a linked core text to be used both in Writing and either in Whole Class Reading or the Class Reading Book.

• Have a Knowledge Organiser which will identify: Learning Outcomes, Key Facts, Vocabulary and a menu of Projects to do at home over the 5 to 7 week period.

• Have an end of Project celebration to demonstrate learning outcomes – family afternoon, whole school assembly, or gallery for invited guests.
Whole School Projects
There will be four whole school projects per year. They will;

• Begin with a whole school ignition (visit, key speaker, or themed activity to begin the questioning and engagement of the children).

• Have a shared key theme.

• Have a ‘Big Question’ per class.

• Have a Foundation subject as the main focus: either RE, PHSCE, DT, Art or Music.

• Be linked to English to create writing for a purpose and there will be a linked core text to be used both in Writing and either in Whole Class Reading or the Class Reading Book.

• Have a Knowledge Organiser which will identify: Learning Outcomes, Key Facts, Vocabulary, and a menu of Projects to do at home over the 2 to 4 weeks (specific for each class and age appropriate).

• Have an end of Project celebration for the Whole School to demonstrate learning outcomes – family afternoon, whole school assembly, or gallery for invited guests

Curriculum Documents

Curriculum

 
Document Name Date
Curriculum-Core-Subjects.pdfJuly 22 2020, 14:01:02
Curriculum-Foundation-Subjects.pdfJuly 22 2020, 14:01:02
Curriculum-Project-Delivery-2020-2021.pdfJuly 22 2020, 14:01:02
Curriculum-Statement.pdfJuly 22 2020, 14:01:02
Curriculum-Summative-and-Formative-Assessment.pdfJuly 22 2020, 14:01:02

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