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Kempsey Primary School

To learn with respect and belief; to challenge, create and dream!

Curriculum

At Kempsey we have a topic-based curriculum which planned carefully to meet the needs of all pupils. The topics are organised around a theme and are supported, where appropriate, through the International Primary Curriculum. 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.

 

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

Maths 

'This is me'- a celebration of difference and body-confidence

 

2019-20 has kicked off with a whole-school topic designed around the book 'Playground' by James Mollison. This amazing book has provided a window into the lives of children around the world and presented an opportunity for the exploration of some human and physical geography.

 

 

 

 

 

For further details about the book, please follow the link here and check out our class pages to see examples of work from the children.

Example of curriculum skills coverage

Curriculum enrichment

 

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

External speakers

Visits to places of worship

Clubs- a range from sports to crafts!

Theatre trips

Museum trips

School Parliament

Eco-schools

Bell-boating regatta

Residential trips

Class assemblies

 

Further examples of curriculum enrichment, but by no means an exhaustive list, can be found below.

 

 

 

PSHE/ SRE overview

Enrichment afternoons

 

We have identified a range of skills and experiences that we could offer the children that might fall out of the 'remit' of the national curriculum. We are conducting enrichment afternoons to engage the children in these activities...

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