The overall aim of our curriculum is to open doors of opportunity for our children.
All children have a range of futures open to them based on a number of factors including their experiences, the support that they have received and their attainment. Our curriculum aims to ensure that no doors are closed to the children while they are with us and new doors (which were previously not accessible) are opened.
We recognise that the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing and mathematics are the key to opening many doors in the future - without these a child's chances will be limited as they move on in education and the world.
However, we also recognise the importance the wider curriculum - including the sciences, humanities and the arts, as well as other key areas such as PE, PSHE, SRE and healthy lifestyles (including food technology) - and developing the children's underlying attitudes towards learning and their learning behaviours.
For Years 1 - 6, our wider curriculum is based around the children working towards, and earning, unique badges for each term.
A summary of how we devised our curriculum, and our rationale behind it, is available here: The Story of our Curriculum
Due to the disruption to learning from March - July 2020, the full launch of the revised Pirton Hill Curriculum was delayed, in line with DfE Guidance, until September 2021 - although the subject coverage for 2020/21 was based on the revised Pirton Hill curriculum.
The following documents are aimed to give you a flavour of what we intend the children to learn in each year group and how we will implement it.
We were an "Early Adopter" school for the new Early Years curriculum and, as a result, our Curriculum Intent for Nursery and Reception was developed throughout 2020/21. These documents show the curriculum coverage, and planned progression of knowledge and skills, towards the new EYFS Early Learning Goals.
The school has also developed "milestones", based on these intent documents, to track progress during the year to to check that every child is on track to achieve a good level of development.
These documents may be revised during 2021/22 depending on further guidance from the DfE.
Please also visit the following pages on our website to see how we further broaden our curriculum:
Under 'Clubs and Community' Tab:
Under the 'Newsletters' Tab:
The RSE Policy (Proposed), which is currently under consideration, contains:
Appendix 5 of the policy is a useful Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sheet, produced by Luton Borough Council.
Further information is available below: