Our bespoke John Keble Curriculum maps progressively the skills, vocabulary and key concepts to be mastered in each year group. Because we have planned this curriculum with our own children in mind, the subject areas and objectives are under a process of constant review to ensure that it remains relevant, for example in the area of digital safety and technology, or in the light of local and international issues and news.
We use whole-school termly themes with more specific study areas for each year group (e.g. Time Machine, a historically-focused school theme, with Year 5 studying The Greeks, Year 4 The Romans, etc).
Planning from starting points
We have high expectations and aspirations for every pupil and use appropriate levels of challenge and support so that there are equal opportunities for all. Teaching teams begin planning by considering the starting points and needs of the cohort, for example:
Children’s interests and what they already know
Children with SEND
Children who are new to the country or to the school (and may have different previous learning)
Children who are new to learning English
Whether the learning will take place online for all/any children
Learning lost or limited by the Covid-19 pandemic