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The Royal Park Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to empower children to believe that their voice will be heard and their actions can make a difference.  It will give them powerful knowledge and an understanding of the world that will enable them to develop their own opinions and make informed decisions. Children will know their self-worth. They will understand that all people are of equal value and have the same human rights.

We believe that the children have an entitlement to specialised knowledge that is not acquired through everyday experiences. Our curriculum provides opportunities for the children to engage in real life world issues to gain knowledge whilst promoting critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills.

 

How the curriculum is put into practise

Each term the children look at a world issue or a historical event. A vocabulary rich core text is used as a springboard for the children’s learning across all subjects. The learning that term is underpinned by one of our six core values. The children actively take part in running real life projects. The skills and knowledge they acquire whilst running these projects have been carefully thought out to build upon each other throughout the academic year and then throughout their journey at Royal Park Academy. This enables us to be certain that the knowledge learnt has been retained and can be transferred to their new learning.

In order to ensure that learning in every subject is sequenced appropriately, we have implemented a Skills and Knowledge Progression Document. This provides the children with the opportunity to revisit vital skills and knowledge regularly and embed this learning; therefore, becoming experts.

A knowledge sheet has been designed for each unit that pulls together the skills and knowledge for all of the subjects they will be looking at that term. It also gives suggestions on how to teach the topic to maximise the cross curricular links. Through giving the children real, meaningful experiences we are able to increase the children’s vocabulary, their desire to learn and know more, and ensure that the knowledge and skills are both durable and flexible. Please see attached for the overview and all the knowledge sheets.

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Focus

Identity & diversity

Environment

History

Literature

Our world

Human rights

The Big Question

Are we all the same?

Why must we look after our world?

What can we learn from the past?

Where can reading take you?

What can the past teach us about how we live today?

We all have a right to life and to live in freedom and safety.

Whole school events

Diversity evening

Christmas celebrations

How we learn

World Book Day

Reading Cafe

Art exhibition

Whole school Human Rights day

Value

Equality

Aspiration

Respect

Honesty

Compassion

Resilience

 

Outcomes of the children’s learning

At the end the term the children write an answer to their ‘Big Question’. They draw upon the knowledge they have learnt from all of the subjects in that unit. As they move throughout the school and their knowledge broadens their answers become more detailed as new learning builds on their previous learning.

As a school, we ensure that we track children's progress in all subjects.  We believe this is important because every child is brilliant at something and deserves the chance to receive feedback, make progress and experience opportunities to deepen their learning in all subjects. By the time the children leave us in Year 6 they should have acquired the skills, knowledge and tools to ensure success and readiness for next stage of their education.

 

Downloads Date  
Royal Park Primary Academy Curriculum Ma... 23rd Sep 2019 Download
Autumn 1 Nursery Knowledge Sheet 23rd Sep 2019 Download
Autumn 1 Reception Knowledge Sheet 23rd Sep 2019 Download
Autumn 1 Year 1 Knowledge Sheet 23rd Sep 2019 Download
Autumn 1 Year 2 Knowledge Sheet 23rd Sep 2019 Download
Autumn 1 Year 3 Knowledge Sheet 23rd Sep 2019 Download
Autumn 1 Year 4 Knowledge Sheet 23rd Sep 2019 Download
Autumn 1 Year 5 Knowledge Sheet 23rd Sep 2019 Download
Autumn 1 Year 6 Knowledge Sheet 23rd Sep 2019 Download
Autumn 2 Knowledge Sheets Date  
Nursery Autumn 2 31st Oct 2019 Download
Reception Autumn 2 31st Oct 2019 Download
Year 1 Autumn 2 31st Oct 2019 Download
Year 2 Autumn 2 31st Oct 2019 Download
Year 3 Autumn 2 31st Oct 2019 Download
Year 4 Autumn 2 31st Oct 2019 Download
Year 5 Autumn 2 31st Oct 2019 Download
Year 6 Autumn 2 31st Oct 2019 Download