Design and intent:
Our curriculum is designed to equip our children for life covering the following three areas:
At Kingswood we believe that it is important to make the curriculum as stimulating and interesting as possible. We ensure that the knowledge required by the National Curriculum is central to our teaching and learning, and we also carefully consider the skills that we are intending the children to develop as well as the content. We want our children to become active and avid learners, with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to succeed in whichever educational direction they choose, throughout their lives.
We place great value on enrichment opportunities which enhance and deepen learning. Wherever possible we incorporate visits outside of the classroom to act as a catalyst for this purpose. We also try to identify visitors to come into school and enrich the children’s work. The Kingswood School Association supports this work by providing funds to subsidise the costs of visits and visitors, so that we are able to be creative and adventurous. We ask all parents and carers to support the KSA in whatever way they can, so that we are able to continue to enjoy this fantastic support. (Details of our enrichment opportunities from the last few years are given below).
The national Curriculum for the primary years is divided into three stages:
Foundation Stage pupils 4 – 5 years old
Key Stage 1 pupils 5 – 7 years old
Key Stage 2 pupils 7 – 11 years old