Curriculum

The School curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that we plan for our pupils. The central aims of our curriculum are to work in collaboration with families and the local community to provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and to achieve; to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. The curriculum of the school is organised so that children are stimulated, encouraged and challenged to develop their individual potential and personality to the full.

Our curriculum at Pennard Primary is carefully planned to meet the needs and interest of our pupils. It is constantly evolving to develop the skills needed for children to become successful learners, help prepare them for future life and empower them to achieve success in the future. Our aim, to provide a dynamic and innovative curriculum that challenges, excites and inspires children to become successful and confident learners, and achieve their best, is the main driving force behind how we design and deliver our curriculum.

The school’s curriculum promotes and sustains a thirst for knowledge and understanding, and a love of learning. It covers a wide range of subjects and provides opportunities for academic, technical, creative and sporting excellence. It has a very positive impact on all pupils’ behaviour and safety, and contributes very well to pupils’ academic achievement, their physical and emotional well-being, and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Skills-based learning is developed by linking subjects such as history, geography, art, design technology and music to the topic being studying. This allows children to make purposeful links in their learning. We also use every opportunity to make further links through reading, writing, maths, science and IT where relevant. PE, RE and PSE are often taught as discreet subjects to allow coverage of the main objectives and age appropriate skill development.  In addition to our exciting and stimulating themes, we also provide further opportunities to enhance children’s learning through ‘Rich tasks’ wherever possible.

Take a look at our class pages to find out more.