A Brief Overview
At Corngreaves, we are a SOLO taxonomy school.
This means that the learning journey progresses from basic, to advanced, through to a deep level of thinking and reasoning. Each child may start their journey at a different depth, so we feel it is important to celebrate the success of the progress they make. In order to allow children to articulate their own progress, we make the journey visible to our pupils. They assess their learning at the start and end of a unit using a SOLO header (see above) and they use this to measure their own progress.
We tend to teach English and Maths in the morning and all the other subjects in the afternoon. In Key Stage 2 the afternoon curriculum is split into weekly blocks. Through this, children's thinking is deepened and skills developed to contribute towards the creation of a weekly outcome, to be displayed in their topic books.
Our Curriculum aims to help our learners:
- To learn and achieve their potential in Literacy and Numeracy and to achieve excellent SAT results.
- To have a broad range of curriculum skills which they use to help them gain a wider understanding of the world.
- To be inspired, challenged and prepared for the future.
- To realize with hard work they can achieve anything they want.
- To have enquiring minds and think better for themselves.
- To be creative, resourceful and able to solve problems.
- To understand better how they learn and to learn from their mistakes.
- Develop a sense of self worth and belief in themselves.
- Become increasingly independent, take initiative and organize themselves well.
- Work co-operatively with others and in teams.
- Respect others and act with integrity.
- Feel they can change things for the better.
Children under 5 years old go into our Pre-school and Reception classes. The Reception year group, follow a different curriculum to the rest of the school known as the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The rest of the school, that is, year groups 1 through to 6 follow the National Curriculum. The 3 ‘core’ subjects are English, Maths and Science and there are 8 ‘foundation’ subjects which we teach through a thematic approach developed from a high quality core text.
We aim to make learning difficult to resist. Our curriculum is about providing children with excitement for and inspiration to learn. We build learning experiences which excite, inspire and challenge pupils. This approach enables a sense of purpose which is deepened by participation, contribution and collaberation from all children.