Our Curriculum Vision
Our aspirational curriculum will inspire and engage our children to be the best they can be by developing the values, skills and personal qualities to allow them to build a brighter future for themselves and God's World.
*To provide a multi-layered curriculum that meets the needs of, engages and challenges all children;
*To ensure that all children leave our school proficient in the fundamental skills of speaking and listening, reading, writing and mathematics; and well prepared to make a positive contribution to wider society and life in Britain;
*To develop a love of learning through a wide interconnected curriculum which builds on real life contexts to provide a wealth of learning opportunities;
*To use a discreet subject approach which enables rigorous progression of skills both academic and social, moral, spiritual and cultural;
*To provide a curriculum which promotes and engages parents and carers in their children’s learning building real life learning contexts both in and out of school.
Nyewood’s curriculum is developed specifically for each year group and adapted by expert teachers to deliver an exciting, relevant curriculum meeting the needs of our children. Discreet subject teaching within project themes ensures a tightly structured progression of skills and learning dispositions, for example reflection time, thereby readying children for transition to secondary school and beyond.
Each year group engages in all subjects across the year. To enrich school based learning, trips and visitors are carefully planned to bring learning to life and provide the all-important real-life learning experiences.
Our curriculum demonstrates core coverage in each curricular area. Fundamental to this is the real life learning opportunities that children engage in at home – visits to the beach with friends, taking part in clubs and spending quality time with family. Engaging in reinforcement of core skills such as regular reading to children and hearing them read along with supporting the term by term development of spelling patterns and phonic awareness are ways in which family members can work with the staff to reinforce the value of all learning experiences both academic and social. It is through working together alongside the strong Christian ethos that Nyewood's curriculum is further strengthened and enriched.
As a school, we intend to incorporate our school values of Hope, Community, Dignity and Wisdom into every unit of work.
Curriculum Leadership 2021-2022
Nyewood CofE Juniors Curriculum Leaders:
Tom Spurle, Kim Conrad, Ollie Hughes
Art and Design: Kerra Benbow
Computing: Chris Campbell
Design and Technology: Kerra Benbow
English: Kim Conrad, Emily Lipscombe, Kera Benbow, Sophie Weller, Carol Owers
Geography: Ollie Hughes
History: Emma Grantham
Maths: Beatrice Young
Music: Emma Lomax
Physical Education: Leah Higgins, Emma Lomax
Physical, Social, Health and Economic Education: Sophie Weller
Religious Education: Andrew Jessett
Science: Chris Galloway
MFL: Donna Williams
We want our children to enjoy themselves as much as possible at our school while fulfilling their full potential. Here are our aims for every child as they complete their journey at Nyewood:
The Nyewood Junior School leaver will;
*Have the essential learning skills needed to begin their Secondary school journey.
*Communicate and collaborate well with others.
*Have enquiring minds and be creative, resourceful and able to identify and solve problems.
*Have a sense of self-worth and personal identity.
*Be increasingly independent and able to take the initiative and organise themselves.
*Make healthy lifestyle choices.
*Take managed risks and stay safe.
*Recognise their talents and have ambition.
*Be willing to try new things and make the most of opportunities.
*Respect others, act with integrity and distinguish right from wrong.
*Understand and respect the Christian faith.
*Understand cultures and traditions, and have a strong sense of their own place in the world.
*Sustain and improve the environment locally and globally.
2021/22 CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
Rocks, relics and rumbles
Heroes and villains
Gods and mortals
I am a warrior/ Emperors Empire
Burps, bottoms and bile
Misty mountains, winding river
Road trip USA
Off with her head
Snow, grow and farm
A child’s war