OVERVIEW OF KEY STAGE 1 - Years 1 & 2
Excite - Inform - Engage - Challenge - Inspire
Our curriculum at Boyne Hill has been designed to excite our pupils about learning - acquiring new knowledge, skills and understanding at each stage about the past and the present, about themselves and others, about citizenship and responsibility, health, feelings and beliefs, in this wonderfully diverse and culturally rich world in which they live.
Through engaging lessons, activities and projects, we aim to inspire our pupils to want to learn more, challenging themselves, setting goals and aiming high; being considerate, thoughtful, independent, resilient and believing that anything is possible. The future is theirs to be grasped with both hands so every experience and opportunity we can give them now will help shape the people they become.
It is our aim that this vision is 'lived' in the way we develop and teach the curriculum and in the way our pupils experience it.
In planning our curriculum, which began with the National Curriculum, we designed a framework of education for our pupils which enables them to deepen their understanding and knowledge of key concepts across the key stage and within each curriculum area (intent). Through planned units of work with subject specific pedagogy, using engaging resources and teaching styles to meet the needs of all pupils, we promote creativity and curiosity. Whilst our curriculum is thematic, in that we have overarching themes each term, some subjects are taught discretely with links being made across subjects where these naturally occur (implementation).
We do everything we can to make our curriculum inclusive, special educational needs and/or disabilities, are learning English as an additional language or are working below or above age related expectations, we are always there to support and challenge them in whatever way we can. We canenjoyable, accessible and relevant to all pupils. W evaluate what knowledge and understanding pupils have gained against expectations to prepare them for the next stage in their learning journey (impact).
The effectiveness of our curriculum, in terms of personal and academic development, is evaluated through:
- Progress data
- End of year/key stage assessment data
- The celebration of personal achievements
- Feedback from parents/carers and the pupils
- Diwali and Eid.