Our curriculum meets and exceeds the expectations of the National curriculum. Work for each term is led by a unit of learning on either History, Geography or Science. Where appropriate learning in English, Design and Technology, Computing and Art are linked to these units of learning. PE, Music, RE and Science are taught discretely.
The intent of our curriculum at Trinity is to build children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in the full range of disciplines. At Trinity we want our children to use this knowledge, skills and understanding to have a positive impact on themselves, their families, their community and the wider world. This is why we have the following themes running through our curriculum that reflect Trinity's specific context and community. These are:
We firmly believe that everyone is entitled to an ambitious curriculum and our curriculum design is accessible for all, including children with SEND and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Implementation describes the way in which we deliver our intent consistently each day. To do this we have carefully designed our knowledge rich curriculum. This is designed to enable learners to acquire relevant subject knowledge which underpins the application of skills. Skills are carefully and progressively mapped across each key stage and subject area.
Key knowledge is consolidated and secured into long-term memory by specific and regular retrieval opportunities, which are deliberately spaced and planned for. This ensures that by the time children leave Trinity they have learned, and are able to recall and apply the key information that we feel is important in order for them to be successful in the future.
Composite and components of learning
Knowledge is taught through a key question that the children are unable to answer at the beginning of a unit. Teachers plan a series of lessons that provides the children with the knowledge and skills to demonstrate full and considered responses to this enquiry through component parts of the unit. Subject leaders are integral to the planning process and understand and can explain the rationale for the pathway that their subjects take. Progression of knowledge and skills is carefully mapped across all Key Stages.
THE ENHANCED CURRICULUM
In the curriculum we recognise that children’s learning is enhanced by different experiences. We offer children a wide range of educational visits which are used to motivate and engage learning and which bring to life and enrich topics and different areas of the curriculum. Regular visitors in school also give the children another perspective on values, attitudes, learning and understanding. These include charities, people with different faiths and beliefs, people working in different professions and those from our own local community.
Children leave Trinity Church School with a secure understanding of the academic content they have been taught. They are well-rounded capable and caring individuals who are exemplary citizens. Children have the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable them to lead a rich and fulfilling life, with positive relationships, and a strong sense of commitment to making a positive contribution to the world.
The Entry Point is an exciting and memorable event that launches every unit. The aim of the entry point is to get children thinking about, and engaged with, the learning that’s to follow.