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Curriculum

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardour and attended to with diligence.

Abigail Adams.

 

The curriculum at Endeavour Primary has been carefully organised to provide and support the very best outcomes for our children. The Curriculum covers all aspects of the provision children experience at Endeavour. We ensure there is a balance of indoor and outdoor experiences, opportunities for hands-on experiential learning, a balance of academic as well as non-academic, well-being and life skills.

 

Integrated Curriculum

At Endeavour Primary we use an Integrated Curriculum approach, based on our learning values and ethos. Subjects will be either integrated fully, partly or not at all. We make strong links between learning new skills, learning new knowledge and applying those skills and knowledge to different contexts and real life purposes. The key skills of English underpin our integrated curriculum. The National Curriculum has been separated and shared in terms of coverage across year groups.

Religious Education 

 

At Endeavour we follow the agreed syllabus for Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight. Please find the Living Difference document below. We aim to give children the skills, knowledge and self-belief to change their world.

 

Religious Education at Endeavour seeks to uncover to children what a religious way of looking and existing in the world offers to others and could offer to them, individually and collectively. It ensures that our children have the ability to develop understanding, show compassion and learn to respect those that have different beliefs to themselves. We aim to support how children speak, think and act in this multifaith world. We enable them to first think about their own experiences and that of others, empowering them to engage with material, concepts and stories that are new to them.

 

There are many skills that we promote in Religious Education at Endeavour. Children are first introduced to a concept then apply this to their own lives and experiences being able to reflect, respond and express their own opinions and beliefs. They then are able to enquire and contextualise this concept linking it to a specific faith becoming critical thinkers and being able to push boundaries with thinking. Finally, children evaluate, understanding the similarities and differences between their understanding and other faiths. We want children to be able to make connections within and across religions and world views.

 

Children are taught to ask questions about different religions, traditions and cultures around the world. Across the school year we aim to make RE relevant, studying real events giving children engaging and fulfilling opportunities. We believe children learn best from real experiences to capture imagination and encourage curiosity.  RE Assemblies bring to light current celebrations, holidays and traditions in order to develop children's understanding. We aim for children to develop and impact their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development everyday whilst being at Endeavour.

Living Difference III

Whole School RE Overview

Personal Development Learning: PSHE and RSE 

 

At Endeavour Primary School, we have always recognised the crucial role Personal, Social and Health Education plays in the children's education and have a focused on individuals wellbeing. It has always been an integral part of our curriculum, taught both as stand alone sessions and through our integrated curriculum. 

 

As of September 2020, Relationship and Sex Education and health education has become compulsory for all schools to deliver and is a statutory subject. The focus in Primary Schools is on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and with adults. 

 

In order to ensure that all the statutory requirements are covered throughout school in a sensitive and age appropriate way, we are now going to be following an online scheme of work, provided by 'Coram Life Education' called 'SCARF' (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship). This scheme does not only ensure that the statutory objectives are taught but also combines them with additional PSHE objectives, ensuring our children are given the tools to become, life long learners and acquire personal skills and attributes to help them in their future lives.

 

At Endeavour Primary School, we will be using the SCARF online planning tools, alongside our integrated curriculum approach, where we are able to create a bespoke curriculum for our pupils.

We will be delivering the curriculum through our year group projects where appropriate, or discreetly. This allows us to adapt the delivery to meet the needs of our children. We have created a long term plan that incorporates six units. Each unit is delivered in every year group to demonstrate a clear progression of skills. 

 

As required, we are in the process of consulting parents and the policy will be adapted following the consultation. The Policy can be viewed as a draft

 

We have provided a vocabulary progression document which is split into key units for each year group. You will be able to see the language that we will be using as we deliver different aspects of the curriculum at school. 

 

Please see examples of year group resources and our long term plan. 

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