Our Children

Our Curriculum from September 2022

In order to ensure that our curriculum best meets the needs of all of our children, and that it best meets our stated intent, we have planned some slight adaptations to the main structure of our curriculum, which will begin in September 2022.

Our main school vision is crucial to us:

We believe our children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way.

Our curriculum nurtures:

  • A magical sense of awe and wonder.
  • Children who are rich in mental wealth.
  • Children who are masters of their own learning.
     

Creating a curriculum which is as exciting, meaningful and challenging as it can be for all of our children, where excellent teaching inspires excellent learning across all subjects, is a key part of our curriculum intent at Repton Manor Primary School.  Our curriculum must have nurture at the heart, where strong relationships promote excitement in learning and outstanding outcomes to prepare all children for a positive future.  Our curriculum must be child-centred, preparing children with the knowledge and skills that they need for their future; it must be carefully planned and sequenced in order to allow this.

For these reasons, we have planned to structure our curriculum slightly differently from September 2022.  As always, our curriculum will evolve from our school vision and it will have our school culture and ethos at its centre, but our three school rules will be much more central to our curriculum design.  The curriculum will then be structured around two main threads: whole school themes which will run through each of our Topics and subject specific concepts which will run through the individual subjects that we will cover within each Topic.

Our Curriculum Design

Please click on the blue tabs below to see an explanation for each part of our curriculum structure.

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School Vision

We believe our children are the future, teach them well and let them lead the way.

Our curriculum nurtures:

 A magical sense of awe and wonder.
 Children who are rich in mental wealth.
 Children who are masters of their own learning.

School Rules

We respect each other.

We take pride in our learning.

We care for our community.

Whole School Themes

Nurture

Equality

Curiosity

Autonomy

Creativity

Collaboration

Subject Concepts

These are carefully chosen concepts which we believe are vital for our children to have a deep knowledge and an understanding of within every subject studied. They are concepts which run throughout the subject of study, and which we believe our children need to fully understand and grasp of in order to appreciate the entirety of the subject being studied. These concepts may be revisited by every year group only once, or multiple times, they may be studied only in certain year groups and they may link with concepts in other subjects, but when they are visited the learning taking place will be carefully sequenced and progressive.

Each concept is then broken down into smaller component parts, which are the knowledge and skills objectives that provide building blocks for learning. These are carefully sequenced, revisited and built upon through our curriculum.

Examples include:

For Maths - Number, Pattern, Shape and Space (Geometry), Measure, Statistics, Algebra, Reasoning, Problem Solving.

For Geography - Location knowledge, Place knowledge, Human and physical processes, Communities, movement and settlements, Environment.

For Art - Line, Shape, Form, Value, Space, Colour, Texture, Pattern, Exploration and expression, Critical learning and language.

Curriculum Overview