Curriculum INTENT Statement Kings Hill School
The breadth of our curriculum is designed with two goals:
Our curriculum is ambitious. It is knowledge based with regular opportunity for retention whilst also securing the necessary skills to become successful independent and expert learners. It builds on the school’s strengths including well developed SMSC provision, embedded school and British values, outdoor learning and enrichment. Children are developed as valued individuals with an emphasis on health and wellbeing both physically and mentally. Subject Leaders have designed the curriculum to ensure that it is relevant and contextual both locally and globally to develop a deep understanding of the changing world and community that we live in.
We have developed six main curriculum themes that fundamentally underpin our curriculum aims and design. These themes encompass our values based ethos, reflect the strengths of the school and are responsive to the needs of our community and the ever changing wider world around us:
Our coherently planned academic curriculum is underpinned by our curriculum themes and uses the EYFS or National Curriculum (DfE 2014) as the basis for content and expectations. We have structured this as follows:
ENRICHMENT EXPERIENCES AND OPPORTUNITIES
- Public Speaking
- School Council
- Class Assemblies and Productions
- Secondary School Workshops e.g. ‘Thinking Skills’
- Quiz Club
- Careers Assemblies
- Expert Visitors
- STEM Ambassadors
- STEM Club e.g. Go-Karting Designers
- Digital Leaders
- Musical Creativity – Instruments and Music Technology
- Young Enterprise Project Y6
- Talking Point Assemblies
- Values Ambassadors
REAL WORLD ENGAGEMENT
- Outdoor Curriculum and Life Skills
- Cookery Programme and Roots to Food
- Eco Committee; Recycling and Pollution
- International School Links – France
- Charity Committee
- Community Outreach Projects
- Wellbeing Committee
- Sensory Room & Resources/Calm Cottage
- Therapy Dog
- Extracurricular Clubs
- Play Leaders
Our pupils are secondary ready as motivated learners able to communicate to others clearly and articulately. They have a love of reading and literature with a well-developed vocabulary.
Our pupils are knowledgeable in a broad range of subjects. They are keen to expand and deepen their learning further with a thirst for learning. The majority of children will have achieved key expectations in all programmes of study and some will have exceeded expectations by making deeper links across subjects.
Our pupils have well developed enquiry and investigative skills. They are creative, imaginative and resourceful. They embrace new technologies and show competencies such as problem solving, risk taking, planning, leadership and team working ensuring that they are well placed to be entrepreneurs of the future.
Our pupils are self-confident individuals with a strong moral compass ensuring respect and understanding of equality, fairness and diversity. The values of responsibility, kindness, courage, cooperation, resilience and respect are deeply embedded.
REAL WORLD ENGAGEMENT
Our pupils are global citizens with a well-informed understanding of the world around them, the importance of community and topical issues that affect everyone’s lives such as climate change. They have an appreciation of the outdoors and an ability to be self-sufficient young adults.
Our pupils integrate health and wellbeing into their daily lives. They are physically active and are resilient to set backs with a positive mind-set. They develop healthy relationships and are respectful to themselves and others online.
Term 1 curriculum map