Curriculum

Our Curriculum

The National Curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens.

The National Curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. It provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils' knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the National Curriculum specifications.

Engaging, exciting and empowering lifelong learners through a creative, mastery-based curriculum

Our curriculum is centered around developing the whole child: from their head, to their heart, to their hand.

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We always strive for learning experiences at East Farleigh to be meaningful and enjoyable for children. We aim to achieve this through incorporating these five essential aspects into our sequences of teaching and learning:

Jonasson (2007)

ACTIVE

We believe pupils should be actively engaged in their learning – be it taking part in a discussion, engaging in a role-play or completing a project-based activity.

CONSTRUCTIVE

We aim to make learning constructive, both in the sense of developing pupils' mental model, and in the sense of physically making something.

INTENTIONAL

We endeavour for pupils to assume some degree of choice over how they tackle a task or project, or perhaps even over the task or project itself, to allow plenty of scope for individual creativity.

COOPERATIVE

Where possible, we construct activities so that pupils can work together and support one another: learning at East Farleigh is always a collaborative endeavour.

AUTHENTIC

We always strive to link activities with pupils’ own experiences, both within and beyond school; this may include cross-curricular projects, those linked to the life of the school or those valuing the rich cultural capital of our pupils.

Life-long learning

Cultural capital

Achieving milestones

Mastery approach

Developing skills

Connecting ideas

High expectations

Big questions

ENGAGE

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”

Benjamin Franklin

A SMALL SCHOOL CURRICULUM THAT IS ASPIRATIONAL IN ITS PURSUIT FOR EXCELLENCE

Engaging the head represents a knowledge rich education: the passing on the 'best that has been thought and said' from one generation to the next. Our core aim is to provide a broad cultural knowledge which allows access and engagement in the conversations of the 21st century.

Co-operation

Collaboration

Respecting others

Community

The environment

Global issues

Resilience

Friendship

EXCITE

“Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.”

Immanuel Kant

AN OUTWARD LOOKING CURRICULUM THAT CELEBRATES INDIVIDUALITY AND PROMOTES RESPECT

Exciting the heart is about developing character, celebrating identity and developing the qualities that will be needed to thrive.

Beauty and discernment

Practical skills

Media and culture

Learning to create

Problem solving

Changing the world

Authentic experiences

Debate, question, challenge

EMPOWER

“The bits I most remember about my school days are those that took place outside the classroom”

Alan Bennett

A HANDS ON, CREATIVE CURRICULUM THAT ENCOURAGES MASTERY OF LIFE LONG SKILLS

Empowering the hand enables children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities.