At the Avenue Primary School, our children are at the centre of everything we do. We ensure that our curriculum is relevant, purposeful and meets the needs of all the learners in our school community. Our inclusive curriculum is creative, dynamic and exciting, offering high challenge for all and embraces individuality. It is designed to engage our children and help them become confident, resilient, independent and inquisitive learners with a lifelong love of learning.
Our curriculum follows the statutory guidelines for the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the National Curriculum for KS1 and 2 and is underpinned by our six Core Values. Through our values we teach and encourage our children to show:
Aspiration, Positivity, Resilience, Respect, Responsibility and Pride in everything they do.
We want our children to see learning as a personal journey. We want them to feel passionate and proud about it, be brave to take risks, be aspirational and take responsibility for their learning outcomes. Every day is filled with learning opportunities and we want excited, curious children arriving at school full of questions because they are so eager to learn.
Our curriculum is meticulously planned and sequenced to ensure that the knowledge and skills that our children are taught, are learnt progressively and regularly revisited as they journey through the school. Where possible, we integrate individual subjects of the curriculum into projects or topics that engage and provide a clear context for learning through wide and varied cross-curricular experiences. Some subjects are taught separately and these are either taught weekly or as a block or ‘mini project’. We use the children’s interests as well as local and community links, wherever possible, to enhance the learning we offer. We teach our children the life skills they need to prepare them for their adult lives, whatever they may choose to be!