Our Creative Curriculum
See below for our Autum Term 2022 Learning Journeys - children have been given a hard copy of their Learning Journey to bring home.
Have a look at what Learning Journeys we did last term... Summer Term 2022
Our Creative Curriculum explained
(Includes English, Science and Foundation Subjects of the National Curriculum for KS1 & KS2)
If you require more information than what is on our website regarding the coverage, objectives and standards for specific subjects, please contact the front office and request more information to be given to you by the Curriculum Lead. It is important to understand that a lot of our curriculum can not be published on a public domain due to copyright laws and regulations (such as the milestones which have been redacted from the subject progress (CONTENT) maps published at the bottom of this page).
How do you become a Superhero? What was it like to be an evacuee? Would a wombat enjoy living in England? How do Australians celebrate Christmas? The journey of a cocoa bean? What makes a film worth watching? What can we learn from our History?
These are only some of the exciting questions our pupils have been asking and exploring. Have you visited our 'Learning Journey' webpage to see what our pupils are learning this term?
We believe that children should love learning so our approach here at Coopersale engages and inspires imaginations.
Primary Matters: We have developed our work with the company Primary Matters, adopting their approach for a 'Creative Curriculum' as well as incorporating a mastery approach through all subjects. We now use termly whole school topics and interweave the national curriculum requirements through these exciting topics to deliver an education that our teachers and children are overwhelmingly satisfied with.
The Chris Quigley Essentials Curriculum: With our Creative Curriculum intent focussed on planning exciting termly topics that our children want to learn, as well as, incorporating a mastery approach, we have chosen to follow the Chris Quigley Essentials Curriculum which sets out essential coverage, learning objectives and standards which are required for all subjects. Furthermore, it provides progress measures for all subjects including personal development.
One of the primary reasons why we have chosen to adopt this curriculum is because it emphasises the importance of developing the depth of children’s learning. In essence, this means providing children with increased cognitive challenge, allowing them to apply the skills which they have learnt independently in a range of contexts rather than moving them onto the next skill needlessly when they have not truly mastered it. Such thinking is encapsulated in the scenario below:
At Coopersale, we want to challenge our children to become independent, well-round individuals who take ownership of their learning and become deep thinkers. Moreover, we want our children to be able to apply their knowledge and skill set in a range of contexts within school and real life.
DRIVERS: In order for our curriculum to further flourish, we decided as a school that having key threads running through our topics as a backbone to how and what we teach was essential. These would ‘drive’ learning forwards and become the ‘drivers’ for Coopersale’s creative curriculum. Our drivers include: our school's Vision and Christian values , to promote our proud Christian distinctiveness as a Church school; our Equality objective and each year our teaching team identify drivers based on the needs of the community and in particular, our pupil group.
These drivers form the basis of everything we do and how we behave in and around school, from Reception to Year 6, in all aspects of school life. They also support the teaching of British Values throughout the school.
Our Creative Curriculum (CONTENT) Progress Maps - download below
|Computing KS1 Coding.pdf||Download|
|Computing KS1 Databases and Communicating Ideas.pdf||Download|
|Computing KS1 Online Safety.pdf||Download|
|Computing LKS2 Coding.pdf||Download|
|Computing LKS2 Databases and Communicating Ideas.pdf||Download|
|Computing LKS2 Online Safety.pdf||Download|
|Computing UKS2 Coding.pdf||Download|
|Computing UKS2 Databases and Communicating Ideas.pdf||Download|
|Computing UKS2 Online Safety.pdf||Download|
|Geography curriculum planning KS1.pdf||Download|