Our curriculum is based on our mission statement to 'Aim High in the Heart of the City.'
We offer rich and vibrant opportunities which draw upon meaningful real-life experiences. The curriculum is designed so that it is ambitious for all learners. Knowledge, skills and concepts are clearly outlined in an age-appropriate and progressive way from Y1-Y6 so that the children’s understanding is extended, year upon year.
Skills and knowledge are taught discreetly in subject areas, so that our children gain a broad understanding of each subject and know when they are learning about science or history for example.
English Work includes: oracy (speaking and listening); writing (across the curriculum) and reading (one to one daily reading sessions and skills taught explicitly in a weekly lesson). Maths is bespoke to the school; we have designed our own maths scheme based on the national curriculum which has a proven track record of success for all.
Educational visits and visitors are a key feature of the curriculum; the school subsidises a range of these to enrich the curriculum for all. These have included so far this year:
Planetarium in school; Visit to the Chinese Supermarket; Cannon Hall Farm ; Eureka Visit; Manchester Sea life Centre; Princess and the Sprout Performance and Workshop with Wrong Assemble; Yorkshire Arboretum; Titanic Workshop; Artforms (African Drums); Visit to Leeds Town Hall to watch Early Man; Workshop on Fossils as part of the University of Leeds Science Festival; Caveman Day- Man came into teach children about Early man; DT Day with Steph O’Connell making Canopic Jars; Greek Day- Man coming in to teach about Greeks; Gino D’Campo Pizza Making Visit; Visit to the Arts University of Leeds for Mosaics; Science Workshop as part of the University of Leeds Science Festival; Artforms (Ukelele/ Chime Bars); Firefighters came into to talk about fire safety; Leeds Visit (Writing Experience); Visit to All-Souls Church to learn about the Nativity; Cinema and Goals Visit; Residential Visit; Drama Workshop about Air Quality and Safe and Sustainable Travel; Police came into to talk children about cyberbullying; Minecraft Literacy in Association with Leeds Library; DT Day with Steph O’Connell making electronic wobblers; Drug Workshop WYP; Artforms (Steel Pans); Visit to All-Souls Church to learn about the Nativity; Drama Workshop about Air Quality and Safe and Sustainable Travel; Police talk to children about cyberbullying.