Poplars Curriculum Overview
We provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated to provide for varied abilities based on the statutory requirements of the new National curriculum 2014. Barriers to learning are removed and we provide suitable learning challenges that respond to diverse needs. This encompasses a variety of exciting, first-hand experiences to enable children to acquire appropriate skills, knowledge and understanding preparing them for today’s world. Through the provision of a stimulating environment, children will develop to their full potential academically, socially and physically. Learning is organised into cross-curricular themes or topics to utilise the natural links between different subjects and ensure a coherent experience for our children. Depending on their age and stage of learning each theme or topic may extend from a few weeks (Year R) to spanning a term or more (Year 6). Where meaningful links cannot be made, learning is taught in subject-specific blocks.
National Curriculum coverage is clearly mapped within and across topics to ensure all pupils have access to their legal entitlement - a broad and balanced curriculum. A copy of all year groups’ curriculum news is available on our website. We love talking about our curriculum so please ask for any of the senior leaders in school and we would love to talk to you!