- Cognitive and Meta cognitive strategies are used by staff in delivering the curriculum, as we believe that the children need to know how best they learn in order to improve learner agency. Therefore, ideas such as cognitive load, working memory etc. are taught throughout the curriculum so that they can develop this understanding.
- While the teaching of disciplinary knowledge is key to progress in subjects, children require the opportunity to turn this knowledge to practice and apply Our Curriculum planning ensures that these opportunities are embedded for all children.
Subject co-ordinators map out progressive curriculum coverage and year group specific long-term curriculum maps identify when the different subjects and topics will be taught across the academic year. Most subjects are taught discretely, but subject leads working with class teachers make meaningful links across subjects to deepen pupils’ learning. Throughout the topics, Philosophy For Children Lessons are used at the end of topics (Pariticularly in History, Geography and PSHE/RSE) that provides opportunities for pupils to apply knowledge and understanding by actively engaging in oracy based activities linked with real life issues and allowing them to build on the subject knowledge taught in these units.