· Delaware is a small rural primary school and it is crucial that our curriculum builds upon the interests that our children already have, it should also broaden their horizons to spark new curiosities and questions.
· Teachers choose enquiry based on their intimate knowledge of their class and the children take control of the enquiry through their further questions.
· The children’s work is presented in class floor books which reflect the journey of learning. The use of floor books encourages pupil’s pride and aspiration to do their very best piece of work. Pupils are encouraged to actively engage with the floor books, which enables them to reflect on their learning, commit this to long term memory and enable the transfer of both skills and knowledge.
· The progression ladders form the basis of our coverage of objectives, these allow teachers to monitor and ensure a broad, rich content. Teachers use the ladders to guide their planning once the children have generated their further questions which will shape the enquiry. Pupil’s ongoing progress is recorded alongside these ladders and passed on to the next class teacher at the end of the school year. Pupil’s self-assessment is captured in a variety of ways: on post-it notes, on Seesaw, through teacher scribing of comments etc. These are added to the floor books.
· Visitors and trips enhance the curriculum and are used to provide first hand experiences which help support real life outcomes.
· Children will feedback on their Learning Journeys to staff, guardians and Governors; ensuring that they are key drivers for improvement.· Leaders review the curriculum regularly using pupil’s work, progression ladders and pupil conferencing to ensure it remains language rich, diverse and develops the whole child
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