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Hales Valley Trust Curriculum Intent

We will ensure that the curriculum provided for the pupils of Hales Valley Trust engages and inspires them to learn, providing them with firm foundations in which to develop and grow into the successful global citizens they need to be.

Lutley Primary School Curriculum Intent

As a values-led school, our curriculum is underpinned by Learning, Caring, Aiming High-Together. It is through these values that we develop the whole child. It is our intent that children leave Lutley ready to move forward in their learning, kind, resilient and well equipped digital and global citizens.

How our curriculum is organised

 

 

Lutley Subject Intents, Essential Characteristics and Threshold Concepts

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Programme of Study 

EYFS

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

 

Knowledge Organisers

For our children to succeed in a particular area, they must have a foundation of factual knowledge, understand those facts in the context of a conceptual framework and organise knowledge in order to facilitate retrieval and application. We see knowledge organisers as a way to enable this.

Knowledge organisers help the children to memorise important knowledge and remember facts for longer as they are referred to in each teaching session. This means that important information is stored in long term memory rather than short term memory. When key information is really known and understood, this knowledge allows children to apply their knowledge to new situations and reduces cognitive overload.

Most of our knowledge organisers will be on a single side of A4 and detail essential facts about a topic as well as technical terms and their meanings. Teachers will include what they feel is the most important information for children to know on this, a knowledge organiser (KO) sets out the important, useful and powerful knowledge on a topic on a single page.

 

Here are a range of ways in which we use knowledge organisers:

1.      Send the knowledge organiser home with the children before the start of a topic to encourage discussion and prior research.

2.      Talk through the knowledge organiser at the beginning of the topic, asking the children what information has sparked their interest, and if they have any questions.

3.      Use the knowledge organiser to identify knowledge gaps throughout the topic.

4.      Display an enlarged copy of the knowledge organiser on a working wall, encouraging children to add information around it during the topic.

5.      Share the knowledge organisers on the school website, to help with home learning.

6.      Stick the knowledge organisers into the children’s topic books for regular reference, or cut up the sections to focus the children and deepen their knowledge in a particular area.

7.      Make links between knowledge organisers to help children understand how their learning connects. For example, remind the children of a previous year’s knowledge organiser and compare it with what they know now.

8.      Use the knowledge organiser as a revision tool. This is best done as ‘low stakes’ quizzing during or at the end of a topic, rather than a formal test. Do the children know more than is included on the knowledge organiser? Can they add detail to it? This is the ideal scenario, as it means they have deepened their knowledge beyond the baseline outlined on the knowledge organiser.

9.      Use the knowledge organiser as a handy spelling and vocabulary reminder. Keep it visible at all times and expect the children to use the proper vocabulary correctly.

 10.  Use the knowledge organisers as guided reading texts (this way, you can help children read the information and check they understand it).

 

EYFS

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6 


Skills Builder

Mastery approach underpins the Framework – that means, no steps should be skipped and only when a step is mastered should learners move onto the next one. Mastery of a step is evident when a child or young person is regularly able to demonstrate that step in different contexts.?

The changing world makes it more important than ever to invest in building a set of essential skills in our children and young people: the ability to creatively solve problems, to manage themselves, to communicate effectively, or to work well with others.

While frequently called for by employers and universities, really these skills are about giving our children the resources to thrive in their childhood, as much as the rest of their lives

The Framework breaks down each of the eight essential skills into fifteen tangible, teachable and measurable steps. We can use it with children, young people and ourselves to clarify what success looks like in each skill and to map out the trajectory for proficiency.

 


Link to Skills Builder Framework