We have a two year cycle of planning based on the National Curriculum 2014. The aims of our curriculum are to create a curriculum that motivates and equips our children for their future life. Basic skills of Reading, Writing and Maths are a key thread through the whole curriculum. We want children to become natural enquirers, excited and interested about the world we live in and to learn in an environment where they can take risks and be challenged. All staff use meta-cognition questioning and teach children about learning to think and promote good behaviour for learning. Our learning motto is,'You can't do it ...yet.'
On this page, you will find the National Curriculum (2014) statutory requirements, for each National Curriculum Year Group, mapped by core and non-core subject. The documents show the statutory areas that the children must be taught by year group for the core subjects (English, Maths and Science) and non-core. All non-core subjects are broken down by Key Stage.
The Long term map shows how we create topic based learning to ensure the curriculum our children experience is broad, balanced and matched to their interests to engage them in their own learning.
Every half term we carry out a whole school theme week in relation to the needs of our children and the community we serve. These themed weeks are centred around R.E, British Values and PSHCE.
Academic year 2015/2106 - Themed weeks
Autumn Term -
Chinese New Year
World of Work week - Raising aspirations and going for Goals.
Spring Term - Challenge week - meta-cognition and growth Mind-set
Summer Term -Keeping Safe (including online)
We are very lucky to be a part of the Bedlington Music Partnership. Key Stage two pupils are taught music by a specialist teacher called Mr Burns, every week. At present they are learning the pea-bone. Key Stage one children are taught music through their topic based learning and using Charanga.
We believe that learning should be life-long and our children should be equipped with skills that help them in all aspects of life. Our children take part in many enrichment activities. There is a skills based enrichment curriculum covering, Coding and ICT skills, Nurture, Forest School, Gardening, independent skills, P,E and Cycling.
We are lucky that Miss Fawcett is a trained Level 3 Forest School teacher. We have a super Forest School and each class take a turn to learn outdoors in this area.
As a school we are just at the beginning of our journey to develop in staff the capacity to embrace and fully engage in mastery methods of teaching mathematics.
What does it mean to master mathematics?
A mathematical concept or skill has been mastered when a pupil can represent it in multiple ways, has the mathematical language to communicate related ideas, and can independently apply the concept to new problems in unfamiliar situations.
Mastery is a journey and long-term goal, achieved through exploration, clarification, practice and application over time. At each stage of learning, pupils should be able to demonstrate a deep, conceptual understanding of the topic and be able to build on this over time.
This is not about just being able to memorise key facts and procedures, which tends to lead to superficial understanding that can easily be forgotten. Pupils should be able to select which mathematical approach is most effective in different scenarios.
At Cambois Primary School we use The White Rose Maths Hub to support our teaching and learning and follow their long term plan. Each topic is taught in blocks over the course of the year.
- Year-5-and-6---Yearly-Overview-2.0 (2).pdf
- Whole School Block 1