Havannah First School Curriculum Intent

Havannah First School Curriculum
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We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum for England and Wales which set out exactly what children should know and be able to do at different milestones throughout their education. We are ambitious for all of our children to achieve well and build on their skills and knowledge every day. Our Havannah Heroes help everyone to remember what drives our curriculum and what is important in our learning.

We believe that children learn best when activities and experiences are purposeful and relevant and we regularly review our curriculum so that we can be certain that our children are building skills and knowledge which they need in order to succeed and be ready for the next stage of their education. We want our children to be confident learners and creative thinkers who have resilience and are able to take risks and solve problems. We also aim to prepare children for living in a diverse community by ensuring that they are compassionate and able to respect others.

We draw on our wonderfully rich local heritage and culture whenever possible. We are currently in a transitional phase from a two year curriculum cycle, as a result of unavoidable mixed classes, to a single year curriculum. From September 2022, Key Stage One subjects are all planned on a one year cycle. In Key Stage Two, this is planned for September 2023. Subject Leads have worked with teaching staff in Key Stage Two to reach an agreement on the best way to plan for 2022-23.