At Kempsey we have a topic-based curriculum which planned carefully to meet the needs of all pupils, building on prior learning and consolidating knowledge and skills. The topics are generally organised around a theme, with certain curriculum areas being used as 'drivers' for learning. Within the topics we plan logical sequences of work, referring to whole-school progression maps to ensure that standards and progression are evident across the school.
An example of a planning topic web can be found here
An example of one of our knowledge organisers can be found here
We follow the National Curriculum and endeavour provide as many opportunities for curriculum 'enrichment' as possible.
A link to the National Curriculum can be found here.
This year we have looked closely at our curriculum content and have established maps for each year group. We also retain a degree of flexibility so that we can deliver whole-school topics designed to address subject areas that we feel are important to the children at our school. Previous examples include:
Rights of the child
Global environmental awareness
'This is me'- a celebration of difference and body-confidence
Curriculum reports to Governors
Curriculum Coverage at KPS
Example of curriculum skills coverage
At Kempsey we believe in providing rich opportunities for learning both in and out of the classroom. Our curriculum is broader than just the National Curriculum. Through careful topic planning, we aim to bring the curriculum to life with meaningful learning experiences. Examples of enrichment across the school include:
Whole school topic stimuli
Topic launch days
Topic enrichment homework activities
Visits to places of worship
Clubs- a range from sports to crafts!
Further examples of curriculum enrichment, but by no means an exhaustive list, can be found below.