Curriculum Overview 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 phases operating in our school. The stages and applicable age ranges can be seen in the table below. Stage Age Group Early Years Foundation Stage Reception Phase 2 Years 1 to 3 Phase 3 Years 4 to 6 The core subjects of Reading and Maths 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. Curriculum Journey Geography Curriculum Journey History 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 (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. Curriculum Overview We run a 2 year cycle for our curriculum due to mixed age classes and the requirements of the national curriculum. Please follow the link below to find out more. Tibberton Long Term Plan Overview 2 year If you are a prospective parent or a member of the public that would like to find out more about the wonderful curriculum we offer at Tibberton, please contact us through the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org Behaviour Curriculum In line with Department for Education best practice, we have designed a behaviour curriculum that is relevant to our two federated schools. This documents how we will teach the children about appropriate behaviour, and what we expect to see in and around school. It is separate from our behaviour policy and is centred on what successful behaviour looks like and defines it clearly for all parties. It is available here: Federation of Tibberton CE and St Lawrence CE Primary Schools Behaviour Curriculum Assessment Statement 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. Judging the Impact of our Curriculum Evaluating impact is an important process that helps us understand the effectiveness of the curriculum, teaching and interventions. In order to effectively judge impact, we must: Be clear on the outcomes pupils need to achieve Establish a baseline of capability in terms of those set outcomes (what could the pupil achieve) In addition, look at non-academic evidence such as attendance data Plan a logical, evidence based approach to intervention (both for the child, and to support teaching) Evaluate the quality of the curriculum, and of teaching & learning Analyse pupil progress towards the set desired outcomes.