The curriculum at The Tynings Primary school is one which aims to ensure children
- Are equipped to academically thrive in secondary school and beyond
- Have access to high quality arts education
- Have a good understanding of their place in the world and how to make the world a better place
- Know how to keep themselves fit and healthy, both mentally and physically
Being academically successful:
We understand the need for children to reach the government’s expected standard in order for them to be able to cope with the academic challenges which they face at secondary school and in life. Time is dedicated to ensuring that children can read fluently through English lessons that use high quality texts, learn from a wide range of authors, and talk and write with passion about a variety of subjects. Mathematically, we teach children to be fluent in basic skills and to be able to reason with and apply these skills to mathematical problems. We want children to succeed across a variety of subjects, and to know how a good learner achieves success. Our curriculum develops the children's oracy and helps them to be curious and to articulate their thinking, creating confident learners.
High quality arts education:
A good artist, book or poem, and piece of music is used to stimulate curiosity and learning in a wider theme. Drama and art is used to make learning memorable and physical, and therefore deeper, by designing situations in which learners can think creatively. The arts curriculum enables children to work collaboratively and independently. We are a singing school and believe in the importance of children singing together as well as for performance. We aim to enable all our children to have access to music tuition during KS2.
Our place in the world:
We believe that learners are entitled to an education that equips them with the knowledge, skills and values they need to embrace the opportunities and challenges they encounter, creating a future they want to live in. For this, we believe that children need to have a good understanding of how our country has developed, where it fits into the wider world, and how they can have an impact on their future. Real life contexts enable learners to think as global citizens, making sense of a world marked by division, conflict, environmental change, extreme inequality and poverty. This promotes discussion, debate and communication where children are able to respectfully consider different perspectives and points of view on global issues. We want children to ‘be present in the world’ and to be critical thinkers, who can decide what is right and what is wrong and are resilient to the influence of others. Forest school enhances this learning, and takes place in our school grounds.
Keeping fit and healthy: body and mind:
As well as knowing how to look after their bodies, we teach children to look after their brains, and ensure they are ready to learn. We encourage learners to reflect on their learning and act upon feedback to make it even better. Through positive relationships and character education we build strong, resilient and kind learners. We work with sports experts to provide high quality PE activities that enable children to see the benefit of exercise, and the children are taught how to stay safe in the modern world.
These four priority areas of our curriculum are organised into 6 whole school themes, which refelct the needs of our community. As much relevant learning as possible takes place within these themes, including English, art, music, DT, and RE. Some subjects may be taught discretely, for example PE, maths, French.
Our Place in the World
Learning from inspirational people, events, art and music
|Saving Our Planet
||Acceptance & Kindness
||Adventure & Exploration
||The World Today
Keeping fit and healthy: body and mind
Learning Powers, Jigsaw PSHE, Philosophy for Children, Forest School
Saving Our Planet: Geography, Science, PHSE. Looking at how the planet is endangered and what we can do to help to save it, on a local, national and global scale
Building Relationships: HIstory, Geography, PHSE. How different communities have built and do build relationships to create a prosperous and peaceful life; our school community and how we can all work together
Different Cultures: Geography, PHSE, RE. Different cultures from the past and their impact on life today; cultures of today; living in a diverse community
Acceptance & Kindness: Science, HIstory, Geography. Learning from pioneers of their time, to push boundaries and make an impact on the world
The World Today: PHSE, Geography, Science. Current affairs, life today - locally, nationally, globally