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 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.
Our curriculum at Tattershall Primary School is designed to provide our children with the opportunities to develop curiosity, experience engaging and memorable moments, foster positive relationships, gain an understanding of the importance of physical and mental health and wellbeing; develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world around them; research and ask questions, nurture and grow their aspirations and equip them with the knowledge, skills and confidence for their futures as lifelong learners.
We have planned a carefully sequenced, knowledge-rich curriculum which aims to inspire pupils and promote excellent outcomes for all. The curriculum content has been chosen and organised in a coherent way, ensuring children can build on their knowledge from year to year. It includes opportunities to use the richness of our locality to inspire learning and knowledge, which is built on as we extend our children’s learning to places, people and events further afield and across our precious planet. Children will build on their knowledge year on year from firm foundations and progress to developing deeper understanding, subject knowledge and skills over time.
Our aim is for our children to develop a love of subjects so they can make a choice, as a lifelong learner, to follow a career path in which they have an interest and passion that can make a positive contribution to society. The knowledge included in our subject plans is planned sequentially to inspire children to learn using a variety of ways and to talk, debate, think and share.
Our values our thoroughly embedded in our curriculum and we are proud of the positive learning environment we have established in which are children are secure in their understanding of routines, expectations of behaviour and the value of effective communication and social interactions on their own and each other’s emotional and social wellbeing.
To further enrich our curriculum for our children we plan curriculum weeks focused on a particular subject or event to make the learning more memorable. Such weeks have included RE, Science, Music and PE alongside the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. These weeks are identified from either a special event, a visitor to school, or for example having some eggs incubated in school during a Science week on lifecycles.
All areas of the curriculum are within different Curriculum teams to improve the provision of each subject across the whole school. Our teams, made up of staff and children meet at least once a term to conduct research about their subject including: pupil voice, planning scrutiny, work scrutiny, action plan updates.
Our teams consist of:
- Communication, Language and Literacy – Phonics, reading and writing
- STEM – Science, Computing, Design Technology and Maths
- Humanities - History, Religious Education and Geography
- Arts – Art and Music
- Wellbeing – PE, PHSE, Mental Health, Staying Safe
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.