Our curriculum model aims to reach every pupil within the school and balances the acquisition of knowledge with the development of key skills. It excites, inspires and motivates our pupils and staff, giving learning an engaging context whilst promoting pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We are dedicated to providing children with relevant, diverse and engaging experiences and opportunities which allows them to find their passion. Integral to Pebsham is our learning outside the classroom and Seashore Explorers curriculum - we believe that children learn best when they can relate to it and it means something to them. We ensure that our children learn and know about the important role they can play in shaping their own futures, that they can make a difference and 'be the change' for all of us.
If you would like further information on our curriculum, please contact the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to discuss this further with you.
'You must be the change you wish to see in the world' Mahatma Gandhi
We intend our curriculum to support the Trust's ambition that we 'inspire learners and change lives'. We want to provide children with the best possible education. At the heart of our curriculum is the belief that all children can make a difference. The children learn about a diverse range of influential people throughout history to the modern day, how the world has changed over time and what their role could be in making the changes needed for our world to continue to thrive and for the human race to survive. Central to this is our learning outside the classroom and beach curriculum which ensures children have valuable, real life experiences which they can use in their lives moving forward. Ultimately, our aim is to provide the children with the knowledge, passion and power they need to be the change our world needs.
Our pedagogical model provides a consistent approach to teaching and learning in our classrooms. We ensure that all our classrooms are effective learning environments and that they promote independent learning. Our curriculum is based on high quality resources, exceptional texts and engaging and relevant topics. We take the children outside to learn whenever we can. English is taught through quality whole class texts, and Maths is taught through Mathematics Mastery, with empirical mathematical props used every lesson. Teachers consistently use hiqh quality questioning and are continuously assessing the learning through ‘Circulate, Check, React’ which is our Assessment for Learning approach. We have high expectations of all our pupils and provide challenges through all aspects of our curriculum.
It is our aim for all children to have a deeper understanding of the world around them and to become responsible and caring citizens of the future by knowing more and remembering more. We ensure that all learning is purposeful and linked to children's own experiences so they are engaged, challenged and become highly effective problem solvers and communicators. We make sure that they are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to make a difference and be the change our world and future needs.
At Pebsham, each of our themes has its own curriculum map. These show the objectives that are going to be covered and an overview of learning and activity ideas. Click on the links below to see what your child/ren will be learning about.
Term 1: Reading can take you anywhere
Term 2: The Power of People
Term 3: Events in History
Term 4: People from the past