Our school has introduced a knowledge-rich curriculum based upon the idea that all children should complete their primary education with a storehouse of general knowledge, along with the self-confidence and skills to use it. We want children to not just experience lessons but to learn and retain information from one lesson to the next. Therefore, topics and concepts are revisited in different subject areas at different times to strengthen memory and retention of these ideas. The curriculum at our school promotes a lifelong love of learning; it prepares our pupils for moving on to secondary school and for leading their lives as citizens in modern Britain.
The new National Curriculum for England was introduced in September 2014.
The core subjects of the new National Curriculum are:
- Art and Design
- Design and Technology
- Physical Education
- Modern Foreign Languages (at Key Stage 2).
All schools are also required to teach Religious Education and, as a Voluntary Controlled Church of England school, we follow the curriculum set as the Kent Agreed Syllabus. All schools should also make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).
At Trottiscliffe, we have devised a rolling programme to cater for the mixed age groups in each class to ensure that over the course of their time in the school, all children will cover the content of this new curriculum.
We have included a link to a Parents’ Guide to the National Curriculum for your information.
Last year our school introduced a revised knowledge-rich curriculum based upon the premise that all children should complete their primary education with a storehouse of general knowledge, along with the self-confidence and skills to use it. You can see the details of this in the document below.
Feedback from our pupils shows us that they remember their learning best when they regularly revisit it and when it is delivered in a variety of ways. We use this basis to inform our planning.
Our Wider Curriculum Overview 2021-22
Our school has now got access to our own Google Classroom. This will now be where we share home learning such as spelling lists or home tasks, but it will also be where learning is shared if the class or school is forced to close unexpectedly due to Covid-19, bad weather or any other emergency.
Your child should have brought home their username and password. They can then log in by clicking on the Google Classroom button or by following this link https://classroom.google.com and entering these details.
(Please take care when entering passwords to note if it is a 1 or an l.)