“Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent and independent with tremendous spirit off adventure and love of play.” Henri Matisse

 

Combe CE Primary School is committed to meeting the requirements of the primary National Curriculum. In addition, we want children to engage with and invest in their learning. We are developing our curriculum ethos based around ‘Curiosity, Creativity, Challenge and Compassion’ (4Cs).

Curiosity

Each block of work is based around a ‘Big Question’, which is an inquiry question designed to spark children’s curiosity and engage children in in depth thinking about the past, present and future of our planet.

Creativity

We work hard to plan units of work which allow our pupils to learn creatively and to be able to apply their knowledge in unfamiliar contexts, showing fluency. Where possible we love to take our learning into the outdoor environment, either on our school grounds, our local Forest School site or further afield. Reading lies at the heart of our curriculum and we aim to support our learning with high quality books.

Challenge

The curriculum is designed to challenge the children’s preconceptions, limits and comfort zones. We have high aspirations of all pupils, whatever their background or ability, and have designed our curriculum to challenge everyone.

Compassion

One of our school values is compassion so our curriculum is designed to develop care and compassion for others humans, creatures and our world. We focus on how to live sustainable lives and challenge ourselves to think about how to make ethical choices to sustain our planet for future generations.

 

Curriculum Overview

Our new curriculum overview is now complete. You can view it below:

Whole School Curriculum- New overview

Our Autumn Term 2020 ‘Big Questions’ were:

EYFS

Weekly/Fortnightly questions will be based around pupils’ interests

 

Year 1 and 2

‘IS THERE ONLY ONE TYPE OF TREASURE?’

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Year 3 and 4

‘HOW HAS OUR WORLD CHANGED OVER TIME?’

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Year 5 and 6

‘WHO OWNS A COUNTRY?’

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Our Spring Term 2020 ‘Big Questions’ were:

EYFS

Weekly/Fortnightly questions will be based around pupils’ interests

 

Year 1 and 2

‘WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO?’

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Year 3 and 4

‘WHY DO WE NEED BURPS, BOTTOMS AND BILE?’

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Year 5 and 6

‘WHAT IS WONDERFUL ABOUT WHERE WE LIVE?’

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Our Autumn term 2020 topics were:

Year 1 and 2

‘IS LIGHT IMPORTANT?’

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Year 3 and 4

‘IS IT RIGHT TO FIGHT?’

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Year 5 and 6

‘WHAT LIES ABOVE OUR HEADS AND BENEATH OUR FEET?’

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Curriculum Calendar

Click here to see our curriculum calendar which shows the themed days and themed weeks which we will participate in during the 2019-2020 year.

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