Suckley School’s Curriculum
We want our children at Suckley to be 'hooked' into learning and to be left with memorable experiences that will shape them for life, and to achieve the highest standards that they possibly can.
We therefore design our school curriculum so that it provides a breadth to fit the needs of our learners and our community. Our starting point is with the agreed key skills and attributes that we want our children to leave Suckley School with, woven alongside the National Curriculum. These are:
Communication and Presentation skills
Ability to Manage distractions
Ability to manage disappointment
Empathy and tolerance
Ability to build relationships
Essential to all learning are strong literacy and numeracy skills. We drive for high standards and teach well planned and differentiated lessons each morning in both areas. Lessons are dynamic and offer opportunity to develop fluency and the ability to apply skills to reasoning and problem solving in maths, and to a variety of genres in writing. Texts are carefully chosen in both literacy lessons , and in foundation lessons , such as history, to ensure that the drive for high standards is in all lessons across the curriculum. Continuous s during lessons is used to determine those children who have made the progress intended, and those who may need further support. For example, daily 'drop ins' are used to revisit skills or concepts with children who may require a boost.
Our 'learning without limits' approach to lessons ensure that a ceiling is not put upon any learner, and that challenge is available and appropriate for every child.
Our school curriculum aims drive teaching and learning approaches in and out of the classroom. The National Curriculum determines much of what is to be taught and the school curriculum increasingly determines how it is taught, and relates to current events, the children, their experiences and community. For example, we respond to events such as Remembrance day, Charity Events and World Sporting Events such as The Olympics, to ensure that are children are given the breadth of experiences which they deserve. By learning about the Viking's way of life in our Forest School viking ship we applied skills and concepts learned in the classroom. Each class try to make a meaningful visit linked to their learning, or invite in a living expert such as 'The History Man'.
Science and Computing are considered core subjects and are assessed in line with literacy and numeracy. Foundation subjects are planned so that skills are taught and developed further as children move up the school. History, Geography, RE for example are taught though the learning skills, but with strong emphasis on ensuring all children progress and achieve depth of learning.
The range of experiences that we carefully plan into the cycle offer support and foster our values culture, ensuring that our children benefit from a full range of academic, spiritual, moral, social and cultural activities. For example, visiting the BBC Children in Need Rickshaw as it rode through our locality was an opportunity to explore our place in society, and to support others.
The following information will give you a taste of our curriculum design, how children benefit from it and how we achieve high academic standards alongside our approach. Please see the 'curriculum diagram' and policy for more detailed information.
We would also direct you to the class pages ( in the children's section).