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ABINGDON PRIMARY SCHOOL

Abingdon Road Middlesbrough , TS1 3JR

"Believe in Achieving"

01642 210567

abingdon@abingdonprimary.org.uk

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Curriculum

At Abingdon Primary School we provide a broad and balanced curriculum that fulfils the requirements of the National Curriculum and also enriches the lives and learning of our pupils. We aim to deliver a curriculum that is enriched and exciting; a curriculum that engages and develops children’s thinking, while encouraging them to be innovative and expressive.

Our school has been awarded the NFER Research Mark. All our teaching staff, together with many of our teaching assistants, engage in action research. This is where the staff research proven teaching methods used in other schools and through reading about the latest educational thinking. They then integrate the best approaches into their classroom teaching; the most successful of these are then adopted into whole school practice.

One example of this is the use of a ‘Learning Without Limits’ approach to learning which allows our children to challenge themselves and develop their own learning opportunities. We have worked hard to build a learning environment that is inclusive and enabling for every child and we believe that each child’s potential for learning is limitless. Our school motto is ‘Believe in Achieving’ and this is what drives the learning in our classrooms.

Our curriculum is based around the Cornerstones Curriculum materials and The Power of Reading and follows a thematic approach. The children are taught through topics and stories that draw on links across all the different subject areas. This gives a strong and meaningful context for the children. Wherever possible, we take the children out for a visit to a place of local interest that supports their learning and helps to develop their understanding of the topic. We also regularly invite visitors into school who can bring the children’s learning about the topic to life.

To find out more about Power of Reading, click HERE to go to our reading page.

Each year group covers 6 topics a year; one for each half term. Each topic follows four stages through the learning process. This model provides exciting experiences which inspire the children, encourage independence and resilience in their learning and offer the opportunities to apply their skills in a range of contexts.

Engage

Hook learners in with a memorable experience.

Set the scene and provide the context.

Ask questions to provoke thought and interest.

Provoke curiosity using interesting starting points.

Develop

Teach knowledge for depth of understanding.

Demonstrate new skills and allow time for consolidation.

Provide creative opportunities for making and doing.

Deliver reading, writing and talk across the curriculum.

Innovate

Provide imaginative scenarios that provoke creative thinking.

Enable and assess the application of previously learned skills.

Encourage enterprise and independent thinking.

Express

Encourage reflective talk by asking questions.

Provide opportunities for shared evaluation.

Celebrate success.

 

Should you require any additional information on the curriculum for your child please contact your child’s class teacher or access the link below to the Department for Education.

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/primary

 

Click HERE to go to the Cornerstones website.

 

Should you require any additional information on the curriculum for your child please contact your child’s class teacher or access the link below to the Department for Education.

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/primary

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