“Our vision is to provide all of our children with a body of knowledge, skills and vocabulary alongside the development of an exceptional character so that they thrive and succeed in all that they do!”
Our children experience an inspirational learning journey that develops a genuine thirst for knowledge and curiosity of the possibilities that sit within the wider world around them.
Our children deserve the very best and the Adelaide Curriculum Experience gives them the opportunities, knowledge, skills and vocabulary alongside the personal attributes and attitudes to inspire them to be the best that they can be.
To achieve this,
we have built our curriculum around 3 key pillars:
“We take pride in building our knowledge, skills and vocabulary so that we learn more and remember more!”
We want to ensure that our pupils receive not just the very best learning opportunities but also that they receive the most RELEVANT experience during their time with us.
We have carefully profiled the school community and have consulted with all stakeholders as to what we believe are the most critical attributes and competences that we can develop so that our pupils are prepared for a happy, healthy and successful future.
These critical competences form the ‘golden curriculum threads’ that we want our pupils and staff to explore time and time again!
Our children need to become resilient to be able to deal with different challenges across the curriculum and in the wider world.
They need to develop the ability to solve problems without giving up. Developing the skills to work independently and become resourceful will be key to this.
Curriculum intent by subject:
Our Curriculum aims are taken from the National Curriculum. They are important to consider when we are planning how we are going to deliver the curriculum in order to ensure that the children are being taught the key skills that are critical to each subject area.
Understand the history of Britain as a chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world .
Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world:
Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses.
Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.
Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.
Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions