Curriculum Information

‘Life in all its Fullness’ – Living, Loving, Learning Together (John 10:10)

It is our intention to enable each child to reach their full potential, both spiritually and intellectually, within a loving, safe and nurturing environment where they are central to all that we do.

We Aim to:

  • Provide a holistic, meaningful and engaging curriculum which inspires a love of learning.
  • Promote equality of opportunity and develop our children’s awareness of others and moral, cultural, social and spiritual issues.
  • Develop and strengthen the abilities of all individuals, to encourage a high self-esteem, and promote high standards of behaviour making them responsible and valuable members of society.
  • Include and involve all members of the school and the wider community of Newborough and the surrounding area in a common enterprise to benefit from the past, learn in our present and strive for our future.
We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which excites, engages and motivates our children. The core subject Science and foundation subjects – Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography and History are connected by themes and mapped into half termly Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs).
 
Curriculum Organisation
 
Each year group will be taught six Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) over the course of the academic year. New projects will begin with a memorable experience to hook the children into their new learning. During this ‘engage’ stage, questions will be used to elicit the children’s prior knowledge, ideas and interests.
 
The next stage of the project is the ‘develop’ stage, where the children explore themes, subjects and concepts in greater depth in order to develop a deeper understanding. 
 
Finally, in the ‘express’ stage, the children reflect upon their learning, explain their learning in different ways and identify next steps.
 
Where appropriate, links will be made between the Imaginative Learning Projects and our English curriculum. Meaningful writing experiences, linked to project work, will be planned and focus texts for English lessons will be matched to project themes. Some mathematical work will also be linked to the project themes.
 
Reception Topic Overview:
Autumn    

Do You Want To Be Friends?

Why Do Squirrels Hide Their Nuts?
Spring

      Will You Read Me a Story?    

Do Cows Drink Milk?
Summer  Why Do Ladybirds Have Spots?

Are Carrots Orange?

Year 1 Topic Overview:

Autumn   

                 Superheroes                           Moon Zoom               

Spring

Dinosaur Planet Bright Lights, Big City

Summer

Paws, Claws and Whiskers The Enchanted Woodland
Year 2 Topic Overview:

Autumn

Land Ahoy Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Spring

  Muck, Mess and Mixtures        Wiggle and Crawl

Summer

Beat Band Boogie Beachcombers
Year 3 Topic Overview:

Autumn

Scrumdiddyumptious Tribal Tales

Spring

Gods and Mortals Tremors

Summer

Predators Heroes and Villians
Year 4 Topic Overview:

Autumn

Potions 1066

Spring

Traders and Raiders Misty Mountain

Summer

Road Trip USA Blue Abyss
Year 5 Topic Overview:

Autumn

Off With Her Head! Stargazers

Spring

Scream Machine Beast Creator

Summer

Alchemy Island Pharaohs
Year 6 Topic Overview:

Autumn

A Child's War Revolution

Spring

Blood Heart Hola Mexico

Summer

Darwin's Delights Gallery Rebels
Curriculum Enrichment
Trips and visitors are arranged to promote the children’s learning through first hand experiences. These support the school’s curriculum and can be in the form of extended visits (residential) and day trips. School will try and provide as much notice as possible to allow parents to budget for these costs.
 
After school / lunchtime clubs are organised on a termly basis. These clubs enable children to pursue their interests out of school hours. The variety of clubs is very much dependent upon the voluntary efforts and interests of the staff employed at the school. We warmly welcome parents/grandparents/carers who might be able to help support with the running of a club.
 
A range of peripatetic music specialists provide tuition during the school day. Further information about the range of instruments taught at Newborough and the cost of this provision is available from the school office.