The Creative Curriculum at Applecroft School:
At Applecroft School we believe in developing the whole child and this is evident in the curriculum on offer. We are proud of the creative and inclusive opportunities provided and the high standards of achievement and progress which are attained. The personal development achieved through our learning around the 7 Habits and PSHE scheme; our work as a Level 2 Rights Respecting school; the excellent arts learning; the many visitors and trips which enrich our learning and the diverse sporting opportunities and clubs we offer are all part of the wider curriculum. However, we continue to welcome the opportunity to review and refresh our curriculum in order to enhance learning opportunities for our pupils. Any changes we incorporate are carefully considered in line with school mission statement and shared values.
We believe our children should have a voice into their learning and we see the benefits both in terms of motivation and engagement when they do. Our curriculum is based on the national curriculum and is adapted to be delivered through any topic. Each term the children and their class teacher sit down and discuss the children’s interests and together decide upon the next term’s topic theme and title. The teachers’ then plan how to best deliver the curriculum content through the chosen topic.
Our Curriculum Maps for each year group provide an overview of the key skills covered and termly Curriculum Letters provide more detailed information to parents and carers on how these skills are going to be taught creatively through the chosen topic.