We aim to equip our children with skills and knowledge through an engaging, meaningful and in-depth curriculum. At Ivy Lane, we want our children to embody the school’s ethos of ‘Learning for Life’ and develop a life-long appetite for learning. Therefore, the curriculum is designed to build on children’s prior learning, offer real life experiences and challenges, whilst also encouraging the children to develop their unique talents, interpersonal skills, resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.
We use our Ivy Lane values to stimulate positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.
WE AIM TO ACHIEVE THIS BY:
- Having high expectations of all children in their learning
- Promoting high standards of behaviour & the school values
- Providing opportunities for parental partnership & involvement
- Valuing high attendance
- Offering a broad & balanced curriculum with a local, national & global focus
- We have some whole school themes which are delivered at different levels and different focuses for different age groups.
- Blocking some subjects to ensure we are giving quality time to embed the skills and knowledge
- Aiming for all our children to be competent readers and read for pleasure
- Harnessing technology to support learning
- Promoting sports and healthy lifestyles
- Teaching ‘Learning for Life’ skills
- Giving all children the opportunity to experience the arts & the ‘natural world’
- Utilising the local and wider community to encourage ‘out of class’ learning
- Providing opportunities for all our pupils to be active citizens within the school & wider community
We are currently reviewing our curriculum. We are exploring what makes Ivy Lane special and we are working with other PAT schools to construct a curriculum localised and bespoke to our school, learners and families. We will approach this through an enquiry based learning which has a progressive framework to integrating the National Curriculum with new and big ideas of the 21st century.
Over the last term, there have been some changes to how we deliver our foundation subjects in Y1-6. We will now be focussing on different subjects in blocks throughout the year. This means that Geography, History, Art and Design will rotate in themes throughout the year.
Each year group's theme overview will be uploaded shortly.
Physical Education, Music, Computing, Religious Education, Science, French/Spanish and Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) will continue to be taught discretely every week. You can see the discrete (weekly) teaching overview for each year group by clicking on the attached documents below.