Kinoulton Primary School

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From September 2021, we are making some changes to the curriculum, some of which are explained below:

Curriculum Intent

The updated curriculum is enquiry-based, focussing on big questions and reflecting our core value of ‘curiosity’.

K

We aim to make the curriculum knowledge-rich

This includes:

  • ‘Sticky knowledge’ that we want the children to remember
  • Knowing how to do things (skills) alongside the key knowledge

As the children move through milestones in their learning, they will acquire the knowledge that they need to prepare them for the next stage.  We want the learning to be memorable and the knowledge gained to endure.  The children will record and summarise their learning as they move through the school, from class to class.

 

P

We want everything the children learn to have a purpose – a reason for learning it.  Everything should join up and new learning should be built on prior learning.  Children should acquire the knowledge they need in order to progress to the next stage.  The sequences of learning will reflect this, focussing on this principle: what do the children need to know, in order to do?

We also want to build the children’s cultural capital – further broadening their horizons and increasing their knowledge and appreciation of the best that humanity has created and achieved – giving them the essential knowledge to become well-informed and educated citizens.

 

S

We intend for our curriculum to be stimulating - we need to inspire the children and engage them in the learning by sparking their curiosity, which is one of our key values.  We aim to start each enquiry/topic with a 'wow' event - something memorable as a hook.  Children in our school will not always be inspired through experiences alone though (as many already have access to a rich variety of experiences and opportunities out of school), so we also aim to inspire them through making them think, channelling and nurturing their natural curiosity and encouraging their creativity.  We aim to make the learning exciting, fun and vital.

More information about each class's current topic can be found on the class pages.

French Planning

KS2 French

 

PSHCE Planning 

Whole School PSHE - Jigsaw

 

Computing Planning

Computing KS1

Computing Class 3

Computing Class 4

Computing Class 5

 

Art Planning

Art Whole School Curriculum Overview

 

Music Planning

Music planning

Progression of music skills KS1

Progression of music skills KS2

EYFS Planning

Early Years Autumn 2021

PE Progression Planning

PE Long Term plan

Skills Progression Key Stage 1

Skills Progression Key Stage 2

Swimming Provision

At Kinoulton Primary School, all children complete a 2 week intensive swimming course in the summer term; they start this in year 3. Children repeat this course until they have met the required standards in swimming.

In year 6, for the 2018/2019 cohort, 100% (15 pupils) met the following standards in swimming:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters
  • Use a range of strokes effectively
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions there was no swimming provision in 2019/2020.

 

Phonics and Reading Scheme

The phonics scheme used by the school is 'Letters and Sounds'. The reading scheme used in KS1 is the 'Oxford Reading Tree' and 'Pearsons'.

Assessment

Pupils are assessed to be either below, at or above aged related expectations (ARE).