The school follows its own unique curriculum. It is a fine mix of ICSE and CBSE curricula. In future we are planning to adopt ICSE curriculum. Curriculum is designed to nurture the child in all dimensions of his or her life—spiritual, moral, cognitive, emotional, imaginative, aesthetic, social and physical.
Our curriculum aims to create children who are enthusiastic and have an increasing curiosity about their learning. It is designed progressively so that the skills and knowledge form building blocks of learning which enable them to make links across all areas of the curriculum. Where possible, we aim to include significant events to help ‘hook’ or build upon children’s interests and learning within a topic.
Across all subjects of our curriculum, teachers plan and assess against carefully organized learning objectives laid by NCERT to continually build upon and extend knowledge and skills. Our carefully planned ‘Curriculum Enrichment’ enhances this further, ensuring that by the time they leave us, children have had a wide variety of opportunities and experiences.We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while increasing knowledge and skills, so that they can ‘be the best they can be.
From the very start, children are encouraged to have a love of books and reading. Word reading skills are taught through the Read, Write, Inc approach supported by a wide range of home readers, books and texts. Comprehension skills are taught through a range of individual, group and whole class teaching where teachers use VIPERS to develop the children’s skills across the range of abilities.
Class texts are the main driver for the teaching of writing. Through these children are taught the skills of Spelling, Handwriting, Composition, and Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation in line with national end of year expectations. As with all subjects, able children are extended further and those requiring support receive additional teaching and intervention. By the end of Key Stage 2, all children will have worked with an author.
We use the Mastery approach to teach Maths using our work with the Archimedes Maths Hub to develop highly focussed and interactive maths learning. We follow a broad and progressive Maths curriculum which develops children’s mental fluency as well as written methods and problem solving. Children make links between different areas of Maths so that they acquire a deep knowledge and understanding of key mathematical skills that they can apply in different ways.
Through an enquiry-based approach, teachers pose scientific questions for children to explore, investigate and reflect upon. Science is taught progressively, in line with the National Curriculum and end of year expectations. Across the year, children also take part in STEM week to further enhance their scientific knowledge and enquiry skills through working with outside educational agencies.
Similarly to Science, Geography and History are taught through an enquiry-based approach. Children explore, investigate and answer questions in order to gain knowledge and understanding of a given topic, local, national or worldwide. Each topic helps to build upon children’s current knowledge and skills. The teacher plans for cross-curricular links across other subjects such as Art and Design to enhance this learning further.