Our spiral and cumulative curriculum has been planned to be cumulative and revisited. This enables us to make the most of opportunities for children’s learning to be repeated, embedded, and secured through each subject. Regular quizzing is used to revisit taught knowledge and skills and there is a strong focus on developing children’s understanding of key vocabulary. Staff consider not only what their year group’s expectations are but what learning precedes it and what follows in order to secure clear progression for children in each subject area.
The teaching of English and Maths takes place every morning in school and children also have daily opportunities to take part in reading activities. In most other areas of our curriculum, learning takes place in immersive units during the afternoon sessions where children may be focusing on a historical period, geographical study, or artistic style over a number of afternoons. Some subjects such as P.E. and P.S.H.E. are taught discreetly each week.