Welcome to our school - full of happy, hard-working children and teachers. We want every child to participate fully, respect other people, be independent and determined in achieving excellence.
Learning at Little Eaton
The curriculum is designed with our pupils and the Little Eaton community in mind.
It enables children to access and enhance their understanding of their home, their village and the wider community, developing their cultural capital and giving them opportunities and choices about their future and their impact as they progress through their school career and beyond.
This will help them become successful members of modern British society, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities.
At Little Eaton, our curriculum aims to:
• help children build positive relationships with themselves, with others and with society
• recognise, and build upon, children’s prior learning
• provide purposeful, first hand learning experiences
• allow the children to develop interpersonal skills and positive behaviours for learning
• build resilience so that children can become independent learners
• foster creativity and individuality
• link learning in school with the major issues of our time, locally and globally
• be ambitious and optimistic for our children’s futures
We believe that for children to thrive in school, they need:
We recognise that every child is a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. We are concerned that barriers to learning are identified and addressed, particularly for disadvantaged children and those with SEND (please see our Equality section of the website).
Learning is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values.
We promote positive attitudes which reflect the values and skills needed to take responsibility for learning and future success.
The content of our curriculum is based around the early years outcomes, national curriculum, relationships and religious education curricula, outdoor learning, enhancement opportunities supporting teaching and learning and activities reflecting our local context. Community involvement is an important part of our curriculum enabling children to participate in events during the year.
We regularly provide enhancement opportunities to engage and enrich learning and believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge.
We recognise that children’s learning is enhanced by having many different experiences. We offer children a range of educational visits which are used to motivate children and encourage engagement with learning. Visitors to school give the children another perspective on values, attitudes, learning and understanding. These include charities, people from different professions and the community.
Children have a wide range of opportunities to learn more widely, with after-school activities, residential visits, instrumental lessons and access to community events and facilities.
How we deliver our curriculum.
Each class designs a curriculum that achieves our intent and matches the expectations of the National Curriculum. Our curriculum provides our pupils with experiences and opportunities which best meet their learning and developmental needs. Through clear strategic planning, our curriculum provides not only memorable experiences but is rich in opportunities from which the children can learn and develop transferable skills.
Below are the long-term plans for this current academic year and below that are details regarding each individual subject.
At Little Eaton Primary School, children are assessed during every lesson which enables our teachers to plan the next steps for each child. Teachers assess against the learning objectives and the basic skill requirements for each year group and provide live feedback which enables each pupil to make progress within the lesson and overtime. Children are expected to make good or better progress in all subjects and this individual progress is tracked and reported to parents and carers at parents' evening and on the end-of-year report. Little Eaton Primary School uses rigorous triangulated monitoring throughout the year to gauge the impact of the curriculum design. Senior Leaders and Subject Leaders monitor individual subjects: reviewing learning, evaluating pupil voice, providing individual feedback to move practice forward, celebrating positives and highlighting areas of development that through coaching and continued professional development are developed and strengthened. The impact of the curriculum is reviewed termly and progress is measured against end-of-year outcomes for individual pupils and for the year group.
Enjoyment of the curriculum promotes achievement, confidence and good behaviour. Children feel safe to try new things. The pupils will be able to work collaboratively with their peers and independently as inquisitive learners who are motivated to excel and who have a thirst for learning. The pupils will strongly desire to embrace challenge and be resilient learners.
Our curriculum will also enable our pupils to become good citizens and demonstrate an appreciation for each other, the school community and the world. Our pupils will be respectful and show tolerance and acceptance to those from different faiths and backgrounds.
For further curriculum details please contact Mrs K Gardiner or Mr P Schumann 01332 831471