Immerse Inspire Include
Our Immersive Learning curriculum is built upon inspirational teaching and learning opportunities that allow children to learn in a way that motivates and interests them. We believe in a hands on, immersive approach to learning; one that ignites curiosity and stimulates a sense of engagement. When children leave our school they will have experienced a quality education which has broadened their horizons, developed their all-round potential and given them the view that education is an enriching and enjoyable lifetime process.
The children will learn many subjects under one umbrella; we call this ‘Immersive Learning’. Our Immersive Learning approach combines the Foundation Subjects (such as History, Geography, Art, Design & Technology, Computing, RE, MFL, PE, PSHE and Music) with Core Subjects such as English, and Maths and Science where possible. We teach PSHE using 'You, Me, PSHE' and R.E is taught using the Leeds agreed syllabus, 'Believing and Belonging.' In Key Stage One and Key Stage Two, the Curriculum is based on the 2013 National Curriculum, ensuring the statutory requirements are met. We also use Focus Education (Essential Learning) to ensure that there is clear progression in knowledge, skills and understanding.
All Foundation Subjects are taught on a two-year rolling cycle; Cycle A and Cycle B. This year, we are teaching using Cycle A. Topics are taught in Key Stages to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum. Reception are taught using a one year cycle. The children are fully immersed in a topic for a whole term. Through acquiring key knowledge, skills and understanding, the children become ‘experts’ in that topic. Under each subject page you will find the subject Long Term Plan, detailing the coverage and progression across the school.
There are so many benefits to organising our curriculum in this way, including: