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Curriculum Statement

Our curriculum is driven by the intent to equip children with the knowledge and skills to be highly educated global citizens. It is designed with our school, the community and the demands of a rapidly developing 21st century world. It is taught and assessed in order to support pupils to build on their knowledge and to subconsciously apply their retained knowledge to new experiences. Our curriculum contains essential knowledge which we build on year upon year in a logical progression.

At Earlham, the implementation of our curriculum means that children will learn and make progress by knowing more, remembering more and being able to do more. The impact of the Earlham curriculum is that children leave having achieved the best they can from their starting point. Each new learning experience results in an alteration to the long –term memory, hence new knowledge has been learned.

Earlham curriculum is successfully adapted where needed to meet the needs of the pupils with Special Education Needs and early stages of language acquisition. These children make progress by developing their knowledge, skills and abilities to apply what they know and can do with increasing fluency and independence. They build on this acquisition year upon year.

We also address social disadvantages and, as a result, our curriculum reflects the school’s local context by addressing our families’ backgrounds, heritage and cultures. The majority of children in our immediate community are not typically exposed to a wide range of vocabulary, regardless of language, or have a rich exposure to quality reading materials. Words have the power to ignite imaginations and unlock doors to a world of understanding. It is because of this that we have a literature spine, linked to our curriculum, across our school which exposes all children to a range of high quality texts including classic British literature.

The social disadvantages which many of our families face means many children are not exposed to quality enrichment opportunities. Our curriculum includes a variety of visitors, educational visits and extra-curricular activities and clubs which help embed the taught knowledge and skills in a logical progression.

At Earlham, our curriculum ensures that every child leaves in Year 6 having achieved their personal best whatever their starting point. They have the knowledge and skills to thrive in their adult lives in an ever evolving local and global society.

Enrichment

To enhance the school curriculum and enrich the children’s learning experiences, we arrange trips to places of interest during school each term. We also invite various organisations, charities and specialist teachers into to our school to run workshops and activities. We aim to provide our children will opportunities to develop a wide range of essential skills through a range of enrichment experiences and encourage them to follow their interest in and out of school. We also run a number of clubs for our children to ensure that learning extends beyond the classroom.

Before School

Breakfast Club

After School clubs

Impact sport clubs (Monday to Thursday)

Art Club (Monday)

Cooking Cub (Tuesday) – Autumn term and Summer Term

Homework Club (Wednesday)

Drama Club (Wednesday)

Singing Club (Thursday)

Year 2 and Year 6 Boosters (Tuesday) 

Lunch hour clubs

Craft club (Autumn term)

Chess Club

Lego club

Science club

Special Events and themes

Dahl Day September 2019

Black History Month October 2019

National anti-bullying week November 2019

Investigation January 2019

Safer Internet Day February 2020

World Book Day March 2020