Curriculum

At Abbas and Templecombe we attempt to deliver a lot of the childrens learning through a project based model of education. We find that this gives us the scope and freedom to deliver our schools vision of Learning Together for Life’s Adventures.
 
As a school community, we aim to live this vision out in school and in our lives by being:

  • Independent learners who are proud of themselves and what they have achieved
  • Life-long learners keen to try new things and confident in reaching their full potential
  • Great role models that care for everyone in our community
  • Being committed to following our school values of love, resilience, inspire and respect
  • Making good choices about their learning
  • Having dreams and goals they strive to achieve
  • Developing confidence and being happy; believing they can and will succeed in all they do
  • Team players who can work together to achieve
     
    Project Based Learning Model
  • PBL is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.
  • The key features of this model are:
  • Challenging Problem or Question - The project is framed by a meaningful problem to solve or a question to answer, at the appropriate level of challenge.
  • Authenticity - The project features real-world context, tasks and tools, quality standards, or impact – or speaks to students’ personal concerns, interests, and issues in their lives.
  • Critique & Revision - Students give, receive, and use feedback to improve their process and products.
  • Public Product - Students make their project work public by explaining, displaying and/or presenting it to people beyond the classroom.
  • Not all learning can or should be taught in this style and when teachers create their ‘Curriculum Project Plan’ they will make a decision as to what elements of that term / half terms NC objectives will be taught through the project and what subjects will be taught discretely.
  • Across the cycle all objectives will be covered through the PBL model or discretely.

In Foundation and Key Stage 1 we follow the Read Write Inc. Phonics Programme ensuring all children learn in a systematic and structured way.

Curriculum and SEMH Policy

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Curriculum Overview 18-20

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Maths Calculation Policy

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Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum September 2014 - if you would like to know any more about our school's curriculum offer please do contact the school office and ask to speak to Mrs Cahill who leads on Curriculum.