Curriculum intent and implementation
‘Learning How to Fly Together’
These words truly encompass our ambition for our curriculum at Town Field Primary. As a large, vibrant, culturally and socially diverse learning community, we recognise the importance of our locality and ensure that learning is purposeful and resonates with each unique individual.
Our strong inclusive ethos ensures that opportunities are for ‘all’ and that each child is nurtured, celebrated and recognised.
Our curriculum is progressive and underpinned by an understanding of how children learn and how knowledge is assimilated into long term memory. Based upon the National Curriculum, it is subject driven and built upon to address the needs of our community at Town Field. We aim for all children to develop carefully sequenced key skills, knowledge and understanding to support an aspirational life-long journey of learning and discovery.
Curriculum development (both academic and social/ emotional) is underpinned by research. We have an evidence informed approach to teaching and learning.
We aim for children’s learning to be submerged in context rich opportunities that will enable them, year on year to build knowledge, confidence and understanding of the world we live in.
Our curriculum provides vocabulary rich opportunities to develop and extend children’s language, their love of reading, thus supporting in the creation of truly ‘confident communicators’.
Our Town Field 10 skills are fundamental to our intent, promoting positive attitudes, developing rounded individuals and educated citizens and promoting responsibility for learning and future success.
We aim to promote a culture of creative, critical thinkers who are tolerant and inclusive of others and show true ‘respect’.
The Town Field curriculum intends to provide all within it the ambition, desire and skills to be successful citizens – now and in the future, on the corridor, in the town, in the wider world.
Organisation of the curriculum
The curriculum at Town Field is organised into discrete areas;
- English and maths are taught daily and hold a priority position in our curriculum.
- The teaching of humanities (history and geography), science and creative subjects (art and design/ design and technology) is focused on the progression of skills and acquisition of key knowledge which is outlined in our curriculum documentation.
- The teaching of subjects such as computing, E-safety, religious education, French, music and PSHE are unique in their approach and have specific guidance/ programmes for their implementation.