Curriculum

At Norwood we believe that every child matters and the curriculum is a powerful means of providing all children with good opportunities for enjoyment, achievement and promoting a love of learning and willingness to explore. It will develop their knowledge and skills, foster economic well being, improve learners’ health, keep them safe and help them make a positive contribution to the school and the community.

We use the National Curriculum as a starting point for a wide and varied learning experience for our children. It is further enriched with a range of visits and visitors every year. We are committed to developing the whole child. Our children will have the opportunity to be creative, to be physically active and to be academically challenged.

The curriculum at Norwood is continually evolving according to the needs of our children and to the aspirations of the staff and community. We are continually reviewing and improving the curriculum we offer to our children to ensure that it will enable all learners to enjoy their education and that their learning, wherever possible, is fun.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • To enable all children to understand that they are all successful learners
  • To enable children to learn and develop the skills and attributes needed to be a
    successful and independent learner
  • To enable the children to develop their own personal interests
  • To promote a positive attitude towards learning, so that children enjoy coming to school, and acquire a solid basis for lifelong learning
  • To teach children the basic skills of English, Maths and ICT
     
  • To provide all pupils with equal access to a rich, broad, balanced and
    differentiated curriculum matched well to their ages, abilities, interests, aptitudes and special needs.
  • To increase pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding as they grow and develop and strengthen their connections with the world around them
  • To ensure the curriculum is carefully planned and structured to ensure that learning is continuous and that pupils make good progress in the development of
    their learning
  • To engage the children’s interest by offering excellent opportunities to extend
    creative learning, challenge their imagination, value originality and to encourage and motivate them to want to learn
  • To be exciting and to offer pupils lots of first-hand experience to reinforce their learning and to underpin their growing knowledge, skills and understanding of the world
  • To promote pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
  • To seek opportunities within the curriculum to encourage community cohesion.
  • To fulfill all the requirements of the National Curriculum and the locally agreed  SEFTON syllabus for Religious Education
     

 

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