The principles that underpin our curriculum
At Holy Trinity we believe that our curriculum should be meaningful, stimulating and focused on expanding the knowledge, ambition and understanding of our pupils.
Building on a deep understanding of our pupils’ diverse needs, our curriculum will contain a range of first-hand experiences and be rich in vocabulary. Expectations, in all subjects, will be high.
Wherever possible, we will make strong links between subjects and give children the opportunity to apply key skills from other areas so that learning is embedded in long term memory.
A significant amount of time has been allocated to ensuring that units taught in all subjects build on the knowledge and skills from previous year groups and teachers are explicit when teaching about how new learning links to previous learning. Subjects are sometimes grouped into topics but only where links are clear. In all subjects, there is a clear focus on vocabulary development and providing first-hand experiences to enable deeper learning.
Across school, floor books are used to capture pupil responses and whole class work in RE and science. Pupil writing books contain learning across a range of curriculum areas and pupils take great pride in these.
Subject leaders are given time, each half term, to review their subjects, to meet with pupils and to enhance provision in their subject. Leaders meet regularly with the curriculum lead to share and plan for next steps. Time is being invested in developing knowledge organisers to strengthen the link between home and school and make clear the links between subjects and across year groups.
Through developing a curriculum that is relevant and meaningful to our pupils, we aim to shape learners that are curious about the world and are well-equipped for when they leave us.
Please see subject pages for more information on our curriculum.
You can see the Primary National Curriculum here.