The Priory is keen to promote a creative and exciting curriculum for our children. We have planned our curriculum based on a themed approach. The themes relate to the History, Geography and occasionally Science topics for the term, following the guidance of the National Curriculum. Each theme has an exciting title, to hook the children in and engage them from the start. We have also chosen to thread ECO throughout the themes across the school, as we feel this is essential for our children's education and the future of our planet. British values were also embedded through the themes across the school, as we feel it is vital for our children to study about democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and the mutual respect for and tolerance of others. These areas are also reinforced and developed within our Jigsaw PSHE scheme of work, which is taught from Nursery to Yr 6.
Whilst planning our curriculum, we took many points into consideration, such as gender, race, ethnicity, faith and experiences that our children have or haven't had, in order to provide a balanced, diverse and enriched curriculum. We use key core texts to support and extend our pupils' learning within a theme for the term. We believe that a creative cross-curricular approach to teaching is key to enthuse our pupils about their learning, whilst also creating more opportunities for expanding on topics and a greater depth of understanding overall. Our goal is for all pupils to achieve their potential or beyond, and to gain a life-long love of learning.
Please see below for the whole school overview of our themed curriculum. This details the headings for each theme within each half term. A further breakdown of each year group can be found by clicking the links in the sub-menu 'Curriculum Maps' (in the purple bar on the left).