At Knowle Primary School, the curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014.
The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
The national curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the national curriculum specifications. The national curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.
More information on the statutory guidance for the national curriculum can be found on:
Learning Academies Trust (LAT) Curriculum
As a school, and a LAT, we believe our curriculum should provide all of our children with a solid foundation of key knowledge that encourages, inspires and supports them to achieve and exceed their potential. Over the past year, teachers and leaders within the LAT have worked collaboratively to develop a curriculum which suits the needs of all of our children and aims to support the development of their long-term learning and memory. Our newly constructed curriculum is aligned with the National Curriculum. The LAT curriculum design is grounded by key subject drivers: History, Geography, Science, Maths and English. In addition, each term staff deliver topics which take deep dives into specific subjects. This includes: DT and Art. These subjects are carefully positioned across the year and are partnered with others that allow enhanced opportunities for the development of knowledge and skills. The table below models how the curriculum is organised:
What will your child learn at school over the course of this year? Please see the Knowle Parent Curriculum Information Sheets below for more information.