Curriculum Intent Statement:
Growing Together to Achieve Dreams
The key principles behind our curriculum design allow our children to:
- Secure the essential tools needed to thrive in modern society
- Value the power of learning
- Be confident and independent individuals who display a thirst for learning
- Have resilience in the face of challenge
- Respect all aspects of the community and world they live in
- Be culturally and diversely knowledgeable about our country and our world
- Achieve academically across the entire curriculum, meeting at least the national expectation by the end of their primary education
- Be well prepared for the next steps in their education
- Have aspirations for the future and know that these can be reached through hard work and determination
At Kingsbrook View Primary Academy we provide our children with a broad, exciting and aspirational curriculum that is built on the knowledge and understanding of our pupils’ and their needs. Regardless of starting point, our children will gain relevant skills and knowledge that will enable them to thrive in the wider world. Our curriculum is driven by our motto ‘growing together to achieve dreams’ and our values (aspiration, resilience, respect and integrity) so that ALL learners are able to experience opportunities that meet their needs and that challenge them to reach their potential, whilst promoting a love of lifelong learning in a safe and stimulating environment.
Aspiration ensures that a challenging curriculum enables all to succeed to a high standard and ‘dream big’. Integrity and Resilience ensure children develop learning behaviours such as high expectations, openness, thinking independently, having a growth mindset and self-regulation. These enable our pupils to believe they can achieve their potential and maximise opportunities for pupils to take greater responsibility for their own learning. Respect ensures our pupils value education and learning and are well prepared for the next stage of their learning journey, within the community in which they live.
Core British Values and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils, and their understanding of the values of our society, are woven through our curriculum. This ensures that pupils understand their rights and responsibilities, as well as the roles of law and democracy, that they need in life now and in the future so that they can flourish, succeed and become well-rounded citizens in an ever-changing world.
Kingsbrook View uses the National Curriculum as the basis for our curriculum planning, as well as Academy freedoms to adapt learning so that is remains tailored to the relevant needs of our children. Placing children at the centre of our curriculum decisions ensures rich and vibrant subjects and a learning environment that is utilised as a stimulus to enhance our children’s thinking and senses. This includes meaningful links being made with our local environment and local history, so that pupils appreciate and respect the community they live in. Outdoor learning and Forest School makes a significant contribution to our curriculum. We ensure ALL pupils enjoy experiences within and beyond the classroom that build cultural capital, enrich learning and also develop pupils' sense of character and well-being. Themed events, external visitors and educational visits engage, motivate and inspire pupils. These also allow teachers to go into more detail in a subject, increasing the children's depth of understanding.
Our curriculum allows for fundamental key skills, especially in maths, reading, writing and spoken language, to become embedded, ensuring that knowledge and skills can be applied in a range of contexts and remain in children's long-term memory. Across the whole curriculum, the acquisition of skills and knowledge is progressively built upon to ensure they are retained, reinforced, developed and used effectively so that children continually know more, remember more and do more. This means our curriculum is skilfully crafted to allow children to make connections and embed, in equal measure, the skills and knowledge they have been taught. Therefore, subject content is specifically chosen and explored in greater depth.