Curriculum overview and rationale
At Caroline Haslett Primary School, we intend to have a highly motivating and stimulating curriculum that encourages children to ask questions, be independent learners, collaborate and be aspirational. The curriculum is a way in which we make the learning meaningful for the children.
We believe our children require us to provide more than just the content of the National Curriculum. Our curriculum is driven by two key aims:
- The development of a growth mindset
- To equip children with the skills to enable them to make a positive contribution to their community
The development of these aims is incorporated across all areas of the curriculum and helps us to drive and shape the learning opportunities.
In order to educate our children to become active, lifelong learners, we promote a growth mindset. The curriculum seeks to enable them to be the best they can be by challenging themselves.
We build in opportunities for our children to develop their skills in the areas of:
- Problem solving
- Making connections
- Critical thinking
- Self evaluation
We actively celebrate the diversity of our school community. Our children develop effective communication skills through listening to others’ views and demonstrating tolerance and respect for these. The older children ensure they present themselves as excellent role models for their younger peers. The children look beyond their own lives and create opportunities to raise awareness and contributions for a range of worthy causes. By developing their ability to support one another and to take collective responsibility, our children are well placed to make a positive contribution to their community.