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Tyndale Primary School

Curriculum

Intent

Why do we teach our Curriculum?

At Tyndale Primary School, we have considered what key skills and knowledge we want the pupils in the Tyndale community to know by the end of Year 6, in preparation to build on this further at secondary school.

We are highly aspirational for all pupils at Tyndale, irrespective of background, prior attainment or SEND. We want pupils at Tyndale to be aware of the of wealth careers available to them and we want to expose them to the skills and knowledge required for these. At Tyndale Primary, pupils can achieve all they dream of and we will provide the skills and knowledge required to open doors for future learning. The curriculum we teach also meets all national curriculum expected coverage.

Statements of Intent

Successful Learners

It is our intent that the Successful Learners and Growth Mindset curriculum will allow pupils to understand the malleability of intelligence and that they can improve through hard work. They will understand the emotions and feelings, that come with setbacks, experienced when they face challenge and understand that mistakes help them to learn.

English

It is our intent that teaching English will provide children with a vehicle for expression and empathy. It will also allow pupils to improve communication skills and enable them to understand the spoken language gaining knowledge across the whole primary curriculum.

Maths

It is our intent that the maths curriculum will ensure that pupils become increasingly fluent with whole numbers, the four operations, (including number facts) and the concept of place value to enable individuals to use number in everyday situations and reason and problem solve in a variety of contexts.

Science

It is our intent  for the science curriculum to develop  the pupil's curiosity about the world, enjoyment of scientific activity and understanding of how natural phenomena can be explained.

Geography

It is our intent that the Geography curriculum will ensure pupils gain the ability to research and use field work skills to gain geographical knowledge.

History

It is our intent that the History curriculum will enable pupils to understand the chronology of important historic events and the impact had, and still have, on our lives today.

PE

It is our intent for the PE Curriculum to deliver high quality lessons that inspire our pupils to participate and succeed in sport.  We want our pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health, wellbeing and fitness, and promotes a lifelong healthy lifestyle

RE

It is our intent that the RE curriculum will enable children to understand different beliefs , religions and diversity and to have an acceptance of all.

PSHE

It is our intent that the PSHE curriculum will develop pupil's confidence and good self-esteem to enable individuals to make the most of their abilities, to recognise their own worth, and to develop positive and fulfilling relationships with other members of the school and the wider community.

Art

It is our intent that the Art curriculum develops the ability for pupils to use a variety of materials and styles to respond to existing artistic pieces and to have skills and creativity to create their own.

DT

It is our intent that the DT curriculum develops the ability of pupils to follow steps to create a refined outcome/product that meets the needs of  a given set of requirements.

Music

It is our intent that the Music curriculum will enable learning through the medium of sound. Music is at the heart of spiritual, moral, social and cultural learning. Pupils will be able to develop confidence, resilience and empathy through performing and through the creativity of sound.

IT

It is our intent that the IT curriculum will explicitly feature computing, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. E-Safety will also be heavily featured.

Implementation

Each year group at Tyndale Primary will study three topics per year, with one subject acting as a ‘driver’ with other linked substantive (subject specific) knowledge being taught.

These will be built on and revisited throughout their primary education in a 'spiral' format.  For example, a science topic could be initially taught in Year 1, built on in Year 2, revisited in Year 3 and 4 with more wider contexual links and built on further in Years 5 and 6.

The curriculum has been created by teachers at Tyndale, to provide topics which are innovative, creative and engaging so that they create excitement in all year groups. 

Topic lessons explicitly state the key skills and knowledge being taught and these are linked to an area of subject specific expertise. For example, "Today Year 1, we are learning to observe plants closely. We are being Scientists."

Each term, parents and pupils will be provided with a knowledge organiser for their topic. This holds the key content which pupils will be taught throughout the topic and the information pupils will need to know in order to build on this knowledge at a later date. From Year 4, these will be used in self-quizzing to support the retention of key facts. More information on self-quizzing can be found here.

Enrichment

Alongside the national curriculum requirements, at Tyndale Primary School, we offer an 'Enrichment Programme' as a part of our character education (information about character education can be found here).

Enrichment exposes pupils to a rich tapestry of opportunities that will shape choices, develop pride and confidence as well as prepare pupils for their next steps in life.

All Tyndale Pupils have compulsory weekly timetabled choir, cultural studies and sport.

Impact

You can find our latest reults for 2019-2020 here.

We strongly believe that by exposing our pupils to a broad and balanced curriculum as part of their cultural capital, pupils at Tyndale Primary School have a secure foundation for their route to the best chance of success in their next stage of education and for life.