Our Intent Curriculum Statement:
What are we trying to achieve?
At Grange View, we want our children to be happy, confident learners and we want everyone to flourish and thrive. We are lifelong learners that strive to achieve our God given potential.
Every aspect of their development is important to us. We provide a stimulating and secure environment to enable all our children to succeed and achieve their full potential. The curriculum we provide is engaging, meaningful and relevant that equips all learners with the necessary skills for their educational journey. Our cross curricular approach allows pupils to apply both English skills and mathematics across the whole curriculum. This supports our children to apply the relevant core skills and supports their development of a mastery approach within these subjects. We do this by providing experiences that challenge them, develop their problem solving skills and help them respond positively to problems or mistakes. We want our pupils to be independent, resilient and confident learners.
We have developed a broad and balanced curriculum which is organised on a two year cycle throughout the whole school. The curriculum has been mastered to include children’s interests, consideration of our local context and planned carefully to address current priorities in our school. Our curriculum gives our pupils an understanding of what life is like in and beyond Northumberland, in Britain and in other parts of the world. We want our children, who come from a variety of backgrounds and have different needs, to have equal opportunities, to learn tolerance, respect and to have ambition and have high expectations. In the current modern world we live in, we need to educate the children to embrace technology and use it carefully. Reading, writing, oracy and mathematics are important core skills needed for future life; our teaching in these areas is designed to inspire, give enjoyment and confidence as well as creating memories. We have a carefully orchestrated skills progression for each Subject that ensures core skills are revisited at appropriate levels throughout their time in school.
We believe in a topic curriculum that has been well designed with clearly sequenced plans that encompass our love of outdoor learning through the outdoors. Our curriculum plan has been well designed to grow caring citizens who value the world we live in and celebrate moments of awe and wonder. It offers opportunities for collective reflections and inspires spiritual development that shapes daily lives and helps our children to form values which will allow them to make moral choices throughout their lives, not just during their school years. We want to raise every child’s aspirations so they are ready to embrace new challenges in their next stage of education.
We want to work in partnership with home, school, church and the wider community to know our Grange View children and be impressed by their knowledge, articulacy, respect and ambition.