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 “Pupils across the school benefit from a rich and exciting curriculum providing a very wide range of activities that they fully enjoy."  Ofsted 2011

 

 We believe in planning for each child as an individual and ensuring our teaching enables each pupil to achieve their potential.

 

From the moment our pupils arrive at school and  throughout the day,  the school provides many learning opportunities.  including breaks,  lunchtimes, personal care. These take place  in a wide variety of learning environments in school and the local community.

 

Our curriculum is broad, balanced and appropriate to the individual needs of each pupil. The curriculum is not static; it is flexible to meet the changing population of the school.

 

 

The aim of our curriculum is to offer an engaging school experience which will enable each pupil to make sound progress, taking steps towards adulthood and independence – whatever form that may take-, and which is based on the principles of respect, care and professional accountability.  We recognise that pupils are entitled to the full range of curriculum areas and that teachers should constantly seek to develop and employ strategies which are appropriate to individual needs. However, pupils are also members of the school and wider communities and thus, are also entitled to be prepared to access the rights and responsibilities of these communities, which reflect British Values. To facilitate this pupils receive appropriate support as required.

From our initial  discussions, an overall curriculum map has been drawn up which  identifies the core curriculum areas, with priority given to promoting communication, life-skills and independence, plus an entitlement to a breadth of experiences which will draw from all curriculum areas. Learning and positive experiences take place across subject boundaries: our aim is to create a rich learning environment which enables each student to achieve maximum progress. To do this we have identified key themes for each half term which will run through as many lessons as possible to give some cohesion. (Whilst the ideal is for all lessons/topics to reflect the theme; we recognise that this may not always be possible.)

 Flexibility has been built into the timetable to allow staff to arrange learning activities in the way that will best suit the learning styles of their group. For some pupils this will mean a highly structured series of short tasks; for others a longer period of time to complete activities and allow consolidation of an experience.  For the purposes of organisation, pupils are grouped in areas of need (although it should be acknowledged that each young person is an individual!) Staff have met to draw up an ideal timetable for the week. However, it is important to have some consistency across the school/key stage in terms of what the various timetable blocks are called. The following titles have been used:

 

Core skills:                                           literacy, language and communication; Numeracy

Creative studies:                               art, music, drama etc.

PE & Mobility:                                    PE, but also including physiotherapy and other movement programmes

Thematic studies:                            work on the term’s theme to include humanities (history, geography, RE)

Science and Technology:              science, DT, ICT, food tech.

PSHCE/SMSC:                                    to include, citizenship, independence

 

Post 16 will have some different titles to reflect the different emphasis: including Portfolio building, Personal & Social Development (PSD).

Within the overall timetable blocks, teachers will choose to organise the day/week to suit the needs of the class.

 

 

 

Specialists support the curriculum and learning. These include Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational & Physiotherapy Team, QTVI and behaviour support.

 

 Each half term the school holds themed days and weeks to support students` creative development.

 

 

Kingsley High School

 Curriculum Themes

Year 1   : 2015-16     KS3 – 5

 

Term

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Post 16

                       Who do you think you are?

Aut 1

All about me

Roots and origins

Where am I going?

 

Celebration

Aut 2

How and when we celebrate

Autumn celebrations around the world

Religious celebrations

 

Come Dine with me

Spring 1

I can cook

Entertaining Guests

Dinner Date

 

Kingsley’s Got talent

Spring 2

Kingsley musical mash-up

Kingsley musical mash-up

Kingsley musical mash-up

 

What a Wonderful World

Summer 1

Growing things

Is it fair?

Sustainability

 

Keeping Healthy, Keeping Fit

Summer 2

Activate!

Healthy Heart, Healthy Mind

Mind, Body and Soul

 

 

 

Year 2   2016-17     KS3 – 5

 

Term

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Post 16

              Life Histories        

Aut 1

My Story

Families

Autobiography

 

Once Upon A Time

Aut 2

Religious Stories

Myths and Legends

International Folklore

 

Around The World In 80 Days

Spring 1

Going Places

Incredible Journeys

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

 

Kingsley’s Got Talent

Spring 2

tbc

tbc

tbc

 

Going Green

Summer 1

Recycle

Reuse

Reduce

 

A Question of Sport

Summer 2

Time to play ball

Team talk

Health and Leisure

 

Year 3     2017-18   KS3 – 5

 

Term

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Post 16

            My World          

Aut 1

Past

Present

Future

 

Spiritual Places, Spiritual People

Aut 2

Africa

Asia

Europe

 

Staying Safe

Spring 1

At school

At home

In the community

 

Kingsley’s Got Talent

Spring 2

Tbc

Tbc

Tbc

 

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here

Summer 1

The heart and emotion

The body and movement

The brain and thought

 

We’re All Going On A Summer Holiday

Summer 2

Australasia

North America

South America

Core Subject Curriculum Maps
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