Fox Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 6TH

01246 823324

info@scarcliffe.derbyshire.sch.uk

Scarcliffe Primary School

Strive to Shine

Our Curriculum Intent

 

Our curriculum is designed to support the children in developing a lifelong love of learning and will help them to become the best possible individuals they can be

As a primary school, reading, writing and mathematics are at the heart of what we deliver.  These skills will help the children to achieve anything they wish in life.  We also see PSHE as a key element of our curriculum as this helps children to be kind, tolerant and well-rounded citizens.  

Our curriculum will support the development of the following core abilities:

  • Questioning and curiosity
  • Critical thinking and open-mindedness
  • Perseverance and resilience
  • Communication
  • Independence
  • Team work
  • Creativity

These core abilities are developed progressively and systematically throughout a child’s time at our school - click here to see how we have mapped out the progression of these core abilities.  In addition to these core abilities, we will ensure that our curriculum is progressive so that children achieve our subject specific curriculum intents by the time they leave.

 

Why is PSHE at the heart of our curriculum?

 

  • PSHE education helps children and young people to achieve their potential by supporting their well-being and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn, such as anxiety and unhealthy relationships.
  • All stakeholders agree that primary school is about teaching children to be kind, caring and thoughtful to others. PSHE helps children to be the best versions of themselves possible.
  • A growing amount of research shows that children who are emotionally healthy do better at school.
  • It can teach resilience and self-esteem which are crucial life skills in our modern world.

 

Our Curriculum Intent

Below is a diagram showing our curriculum intent.  It shows that reading, writing and maths are underpinned by our core abilities.  The core abilities are delivered through subjects across the curriculum.  Click here to see which core abilities are developed through each subject area.

STEM - Science, technology, engineering and maths.

Subject Specific Curriculum Intents

For every area of the curriculum, we have drawn up our own curriculum intent.  These explain what we want the children to achieve at the end of their time at our school.  The documents include what is expected to be covered in each class so we can plan to help the children achieve the intents in a progressive and structured way.  

Please click on each subject to see the related curriculum intent document.

PE

(Fundamental Skills)

Music Forest Schools MFL Writing

PE

(Dance and Gym)

Computing

Geography 

Religious Education

Relationships Education

(RSE)

Art Design and Technology History Science

Our PSHE (including RSE) lessons are planned using PSHE Matters.  The document provides us with a progressive, spiral curriculum covering 12 themes which the children visit three times during their time at our school.  Click here to see the overview of PSHE topic titles. 

 

Topic Titles 2020

We have looked through the curriculum intents and designed a curriculum to allow us to deliver the knowledge and skills we want the children to know.  We are developing knowledge organisers for each topic and links will be made from each title to show you exactly what we want the children to learn in each one.  

CYCLE A – Years starting in even numbers

 

Aut 1

Aut 2

Spr 1

Spr 2

Sum 1

Sum 2

Whole school title

Know your place

Once upon a time

Time Travel

Explorers

 

Healthy bodies, healthy minds (DT)

Class 1

Scarcliffe

Traditional Tales

Dinosaurs

Space – Neil Armstrong

UK – A Brief overview and weather

Diets

Exercise

Cooking

Mental Health

Staying safe

1 Stranger danger

2 Road safety

3 Online Safety

4 Gangs and county lines

Class 2

Bolsover

Polar express

Great Fire of London

Christopher Columbus

UK – A more detailed guide

Class 3

Chesterfield

Stone Age to Iron Age

Traders and Raiders – Romans

Traders and raiders – Volcanoes (Pompeii)

Bright lights, big city – Mega Cities

Class 4

Mining

Race to the Frozen North

Traders and Raiders – After the Romans to 1066

Traders and Raiders – Water – including rivers

Bright lights, big city – London (inc Victorians)

 

CYCLE B – Years starting in odd numbers

 

Aut 1

Aut 2

Spr 1

Spr 2

Sum 1

Sum 2

Whole school title

Who makes the rules?

Heroes and villains

Living in the past

Grand Designs (DT)

 

Africa

Class 1

People who help us

Superheroes & Famous people

My history moving to toys and holidays

 

Weather

 

Class 2

Monarchy QE1 and Victoria

Guy Fawkes and Mary Seacole

Families in the past

 

Seaside

 

Class 3

Monarchy

WW2

Ancient Civilisations - Egypt

 

Rainforest – including Mayans

 

Class 4

Crime and punishment

Inspirational people - MLK – Civil rights

Ancient Civilisations - Greeks

 

Explorers of the Americas