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Curriculum

At Knowle CE Primary Academy we aim to meet the very high standards and expectations of our community but never lose sight of our belief that learning should be immensely enjoyable. As a school, we aim to deliver excellence in education and want the very best outcomes for our pupils so that they can achieve their fullest potential. More specifically, as a Church school, our vision is deeply Christian and rooted in the teachings of Jesus who promised us ‘life in all its fullness’.  It is our belief that an outstanding curriculum for our pupils must promote ‘life in all its fullness’. We have adopted St. Paul’s analogy of ‘The Fruit of the Spirit’ which are our core Christian Values and underpin the ethos of the academy.

As an academy, our curriculum is informed, but not restricted, by the National Curriculum.

The National Primary Curriculum

Our provision is inclusive, creative and challenging and incorporates a diverse range of other activities that are well matched to learners’ interests, needs and capabilities. These include an extensive programme of off-site educational experiences and exposure to a range of interesting people, experts and specialists. Our highly personalised curriculum ensures that pupils leave the academy emotionally secure, eager to learn, socially adept, academically successful and with an age appropriate understanding of how to lead a healthy life.

We firmly believe that the learning journey undertaken is just as important as the destination and we have a long tradition of making life-long memories for our pupils and their families.

Our flexible, thematic, cross-curricular approach to teaching and learning empowers our teachers to build on pupils’ interests, share their own passion for learning and take every opportunity to put THE WOW! FACTOR into everything we do.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education:

We aim to empower each child to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally by experiencing and sharing in our Christian beliefs and values. We fully recognise the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom and understand the vital role we have in ensuring that groups or individuals within the academy are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly or illegally influence them. Our Religious Education curriculum purposely contributes to this by using an enquiry-based approach which engages and challenges them to think critically about the fundamental issues that they may face thorughout their lives.

We actively promote the British values of democracy, the rule of law, tolerance, individual liberty and mutual respect. These aspects of our work are embedded throughout the wider curriculum and within our daily acts of worship. Please click the attachment on the side bar for further details.

A Holistic Learning Experience

imagine, explore, observe, care, wonder, think, create, manage, hypothesise, test, play, perform, measure, discriminate, compare, exhibit, illustrate, exemplify, compose, read, mix, investigate, visit, collaborate, debate, discuss, record, argue, control, present, prove, demonstrate, define, persuade, produce, teach, design, practise, plan, sing, devise, generate, try, connect, translate, reject, solve, compete, think, rehearse, estimate, analyse, interpret, listen, talk, laugh, enjoy!

Assessment

For further information about our strategy for assessment and tracking the progress of our pupils, please see the attachments located on the side bar.