At Arlecdon Primary, our pupils are in mixed-age classes and therefore are taught on a cycle system . Planning can be adapted to allow for flexibility owing to class need or local and national events and focuses.
We assess pupils using a system which shows how pupils are able to work with the skills and knowledge required for their year group. They are decribed as 'Emerging, Developing, Secure or Mastery'. These statements are linked to a tracking system which describes progress in data terms.
OUR PRIMARY ENVIRONMENT
We believe that our central role in school is to ensure learning. Our pupils need to learn the skills, knowledge and behaviours required for their futures as citizens of the world. To this end, we see our pupils both as individuals and as part of groups and communities of learners, with ever-changing needs. We also see our school staff as learners and believe that they have a key role in modelling positive attitudes to learning and education, especially for those, who do not have these role models elsewhere in their lives.
Our philosophy is therefore simple, we want the best for all those connected with our school, we have high aspirations in terms of learning and we believe we will get these through staff professional development and aspiration, by having a key focus on how children learn and by knowing our pupils and community well.
Our Curriculum is a reflection of this, it is flexible enough to allow for personalisation, creativity and developments in pedagogy. However, it still has a central focus on ensuring that the key skills our children need for their future are taught, refined and retained.
Our aim is to meet the needs of our community by working with our families to support children in the very earliest stages of their lives.
We intend that all pupils, regardless of their socio-economic background, needs or academic starting point , will leave the school ready to embark on the next stages of their journey as young people. That they will:
THE CURRICULUM AT DIFFERENT KEY STAGES
Pupils in the EYFS, KS1 And KS2 all follow different Curriculum overviews which meet the needs of children at different ages and stages. Where there is a significant Special Educational Need or Disability, pupils may work at a stage below their chronological age. In rare circumstances, exceptional pupils might work from a Curriculum above their chronological age.
Our Curriculum allows us to provide the following areas of learning: