Parent Zone

 

 

 

Our Curriculum Statement

At Holy Trinity we welcome you to an exciting world of learning, discovery & friendship. We are passionate about nurturing every child, helping them to find and develop their own talents and to be the best they possibly can. Our children learn within a Christian community, surrounded by support, kindness, respect and fun; and our aim is for them to leave with fantastic memories to cherish forever.

The National Curriculum underpins our learning and teaching; we are committed to delivering this in an engaging, inspiring and relevant way with opportunities for children to direct areas of their learning. The fundamental aims of our curriculum are for our children to achieve the highest possible standards, reaching their full potential; for the curriculum to be accessible and equitable for all and for our children to develop a love of learning. Our curriculum aims to develop skills that are essential for effective learning in school and throughout life. We look to create opportunities that enable pupils to develop these vital skills.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced reflecting the importance of developing a deep knowledge and understanding of the world around them including it’s history- ‘cultural capital’. We recognise the importance of a diverse curriculum that values all the different subject areas. The children will have meaningful opportunities, across a range of subject areas, to apply and develop the skills and knowledge they have learnt in English mathematics and science.

We enrich our curriculum through: visits out of school including residential trips away, inviting visitors in to school and offering a wide variety of before and after school clubs. Throughout the year we have different themed days and enriching opportunities such as Science Week, Art’s Week, Book Day, HT’s Got Talent, Summer Concert and class assemblies. As a school we are committed to offering as many high quality opportunities in sport, music, creative arts and drama as our financial budget allows.

We develop children’s social, moral, cultural and spiritual development through meaningful opportunities and across many different subject areas and experiences. We want our children to grow into good citizens of tomorrow and to take an active and positive role in society.

We have the highest expectations of all learners and set no ceiling for the performance of any child. We set ambitious, aspirational targets for the continual improvement of all of our learners and consider carefully opportunities where we can stretch and challenge every child. In order to secure a deep, rigorous understanding of concepts and skills we recognise that they need to work at a pace that allows them to do this. We will not rush on to cover content at the expensive of thorough understanding of these skills and concepts. The teaching of reading, writing and maths happens daily and we give our children lots of opportunities to become highly articulate, using sophisticated vocabulary. We encourage the children to read a broad range of texts within and outside the classroom, fostering a love of reading. We teach Latin in KS2 which provides a solid base for grammar and word derivations as well as engaging the children in the Greek myths and legends which will support their understanding of literature. We teach Spanish in KS1.

Our teachers plan in year group teams to ensure cohesion and parity of learning experiences for our children. Their planning is used as a guide for teaching and learning and regular formative assessment and feedback from the children inform them as to where to direct the learning to and what to teach next.

Our curriculum is designed to offer wealth of opportunities to develop their problem solving skills. We want the children to: 

  • Enquire: ask relevant questions; pose and define problems; plan what to do and how to research; predict outcomes and anticipate responses; test conclusions and improve ideas. 
  • Problem solve: developing skills and strategies that will assist in the solving of problems including the skill of identifying and understanding the problem; planning ways to solve a problem; monitoring progress in tackling a problem and reviewing a solution to a problem. 
  • Think creatively: generate and extend ideas; to create hypotheses; to apply imagination and to look for alternative, innovative outcomes. 
  • Process: locate and collect relevant information; to sort; classify sequence; compare; contrast and analyse part/whole relationships. 
  • Reason: to give reasons for opinions and actions; to draw inferences and make deductions; to use precise language to explain thoughts and to make judgements and decisions informed by reasons or evidence. 
  • Evaluate: evaluate information to judge the value of what is read, heard or done; to develop criteria for judging the value of their own and others’ work or ideas; and having the confidence in their judgements,

Each subject area is led and developed by a member of staff. They are responsible for ensuring all staff are kept up to date with changes and current, relevant developments; monitoring how it is taught and how well children are progressing and what actions the school needs to take to improve the teaching and learning