Tattershall Primary School

Tattershall Primary School
Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Tattershall, Lincoln LN4 4QZ T: 01526 342045 E: enquiries@tattershallprimary.lincs.sch.uk

Our Curriculum

We have developed and organised the curriculum at Tattershall Primary school to make learning exciting, meaningful and memorable for our learners.

We are currently in the process of updating our curriculum.

Our themed curriculum

Children’s learning in each area of the curriculum is organised into units. Each term, there is a class curriculum theme and many of the units are linked to this theme (these units are shown on our Long Term Plans).

Throughout the term, the learning is celebrated in each class with a display board of their successes.

Not all units of work fit into a theme. We need to make sure that the children experience all the learning opportunities they should in accordance with the National Curriculum requirements and we want our children to experience a broad curriculum, so some Curriculum subjects are taught as stand-alone units (Science, Physical Education, PSHE/SEAL, Music).

Sometimes, learning in some curriculum areas has been ‘blocked’. For example, History may not be covered in Terms 1 and 3, but will be covered in Term 2. Blocking the curriculum in this way can help make learning more meaningful and in-depth rather than trying to fit in a little bit of everything every term. We make sure that over two years the children experience the curriculum balance they should.

Curriculum Weeks

Throughout the year, the school has a variety of ‘curriculum weeks’, where learning in that week is geared towards one curriculum subject, allowing for lots of cross-curricular links in learning.

At the end of a Curriculum week, each class shares their learning in an assembly to celebrate the subject area.

Curriculum Teams

Every member of staff and every child at Tattershall Primary School are assigned a curriculum subject team, to improve the provision of all subjects throughout the school.

Once a term, each curriculum team meets for one afternoon to conduct research about their subject; children also have the opportunity to complete a fun task about their chosen curriculum subject. Research includes: pupil voice, planning scrutiny, work scrutiny, action plan updates.

Curriculum Intent

At Tattershall Primary School ‘pupils are at the centre of all that takes place’ (Oftsed 2018).

Our rich curriculum is designed to grow curious, knowledgeable and happy lifelong learners. Our aim is to provide each unique individual, who we are privileged to teach, the skills and knowledge they need to flourish as members of society.

Our school values are the golden threads of our curriculum to enable our children to become responsible citizens in the world we share.
Respect, Honesty, Forgiveness, Kindness and Teamwork are modelled, taught and practiced through our teaching of the Early Learning Goals to our youngest children, from where we build our National Curriculum subjects for our KS1 and KS2 children.  Our wider curriculum which extends to after-school clubs, our School Council and a variety of other enriching social and community learning opportunities also build from our EYFS curriculum.

Our school family have taken each value and agreed how we expect each one of us to show those values as we grow and learn together.

How we show RESPECT

Be polite and caring

Have a positive attitude

Understand and respect everyone’s differences

How we show RESPECT

Be polite and caring

Have a positive attitude

Understand and respect everyone’s differences

How we show HONESTY

Tell the truth

Take ownership of our own feelings and behaviour

Reflect and improve

How we show FORGIVENESS

Know and accept that we all make mistakes

Be tolerant of differences

Wipe the slate clean and start again

How we show KINDNESS

Use your manners to be polite

Share so everyone feels included

Care for everyone and everything

How we show TEAMWORK

Communicate effectively

Problem solve together

Collaborate and build resilience

Our curriculum teaches our values as part of the learning planned across the whole curriculum. As an example, RESPECT is taught in PE lessons, when children compete against each other, in Music where children rehearse and perform together, in Religious Education and PHSE when children learn about beliefs and relationships and in Geography where an understanding of cultures from around the world are explored. Our curriculum seeks to embed these values into the lives of our children.

Believe, Achieve, Succeed

As a school family we BELIEVE all our children are ambitious and inspired for the person they can become and as we BELIEVE in the children we also aspire to help them BELIEVE in themselves. We value all our children as individuals and provide them with opportunities to grow and excel. We help them develop a positive attitude, mindset and self-esteem. We challenge and support. We are inclusive and diverse.

We prepare our children for secondary school by teaching them the knowledge and skills for them to ACHIEVE their very best in everything they do as they learn to understand how to be responsible, respectful, active citizens who contribute positively to society.  Our curriculum is broad and balanced so that our children gain experience of a wide range of subjects and are inspired by significant individuals across the curriculum such as musicians, artists, scientists, historians and engineers. Our curriculum is planned to enable every child to make progress across all subject areas.

Our children SUCCEED on their learning journey with us by knowing and remembering more and developing their skills. They understand and practice our values. They display positive attitudes to learning and are safe while succeeding at achieving meaningful outcomes linked to their needs.