The Curriculum at Tibberton CE Primary School
“Where can Tibberton take you?”
Our whole curriculum is driven by the desire to prepare our children for lifelong learning. At Tibberton CE Primary School, we offer a rich and vibrant curriculum which is ambitious for all learners. Through our curriculum, we develop the essential knowledge, skills and understanding which are the building blocks for later life.
Our curriculum incorporates not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but goes beyond the experiences of the classroom to ensure that our children are exposed to the richest and most varied opportunities that we can provide. Our aim is to enrich every child’s school experience by creating an environment where they are encouraged to succeed and “Be the best they can be because with God all things are possible.”
At Tibberton, our cultural capital prepares children with the essential knowledge and skills for their future lives. The exploration of new skills and experiences help to nurture resilience, curiosity and creativity. We know that children know more, remember more and understand better when they have new experiences and make discoveries first-hand We are proud of our rural setting and links to agriculture, transport and sustainable living.
The curriculum is further enhanced by our commitment to preparing our children for contributing to an inclusive and diverse world underpinned by British Values.
There are three key stages operating in our school. The stages and applicable age ranges can be seen in the table below.
|Key Stage 1||Years 1 and 2|
|Key Stage 2||Years 3 to 6|
The core subjects of English, Maths and Science are taught discretely and relevant links are made to other areas of the curriculum to provide meaningful contexts for learning enhanced through opportunities for experiential learning.
The foundation subjects of Geography, History, Art, Design & Technology, Music and Primary Languages are presented in cross-curricular modules or blocks which allow pupils to develop a greater depth of knowledge and interest in a subject.
Pupils experience PE through a broad range of activities designed to appeal to all types of athlete, including dance, gym, swimming, team sports and athletics. Extra-curricular sports clubs and involvement in competitions are available.
Computing skills are taught discretely with children having access to laptops, tablets and interactive whiteboards. Children also benefit from the recent addition of an Outdoor Innovation Centre (OIC) that uses renewable energy and promotes sustainability.
The school also receives support from Adams’ Grammar School and Burton Borough Secondary School as part of the T&W School Sports Partnership. This enables pupils to access competitive inter-school sporting activities with support of professional coaches.
Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE) & Citizenship and RE support the personal development of each child.
Our school has close links with the village church and collective worship is led by one of the clergy on a monthly basis. An act of collective worship is held each day for the whole school or key stage. The school follows the Agreed Syllabus for RE, promoted by the Diocese of Lichfield.
At Tibberton CE Primary School we assess pupils regularly to inform teaching, provide feedback to pupils and to communicate children’s progress to parents. We view assessment as integral to high quality teaching and learning, it helps us to ensure that our teaching is appropriate and that pupils are making at least expected progress.
Our use of assessment
The main purpose of our assessment system is to help teachers , parents/carers and pupils plan their next steps in learning. We use the outcomes of assessment to help us to support and improve our teaching standards.
We assess pupils against assessment criteria derived from the National Curriculum, which sets out what pupils are expected to know at each level/year group. Measures of both progress and attainment enable senior leaders, governors and teachers to have a clear understanding of the pupils performance.