The implementation of our Curriculum Offer is responsive to the changing world in which we live. With a range of existing starting points, teachers use this document as a scaffold for delivering learning. Knowledge Organisers compliment the statutory National Curriculum requirements, reflecting what must be taught, alongside what additionally our children need to be taught.
Our subjects are taught discreetly through an over-arching question - our children are aware of the many subjects within our curriculum and the skills needed within these to acquire the knowledge being taught. Transferable skills are made reference to and used where they can to create joined up learning.
"Inspectors aren't inspecting cultural capital, they are looking at whether the school provides a rich and broad curriculum. A great curriculum builds cultural capital."
At Cross Gates Primary, our study units enrich children with opportunities and experiences they may not normally be exposed to which ensure equal opportunities for all children regardless of social or economic background. These opportunities and experiences provide meaningful context to learning- making learning ‘sticky’ and enhancing life skills such a taking a train journey from Cross Gates or meeting opera singers they might not usually have access to. We don't overthink these, this is what we do anyway!