Jessop Primary School

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Creative Curriculum

At Jessop we have continued to focus on developing our Creative Curriculum to reflect our community and to ensure that we cater for the interest of our children.  Ultimately our aim is to provide a Creative Curriculum which is not only enjoyable, fun and engaging but also leads to the raising of standards for all children.  The Creative Curriculum, which has developed at Jessop, began in the Spring term of 2012 and has continued to develop and expand.  Teachers and children alike have enjoyed the new approach to teaching and learning.  Our Creative Curriculum makes learning more relevant and appealing as natural and appropriate links are made between subject areas and where ever possible, children’s own experiences and real life situations are used to enhance learning.  Our Creative Curriculum is not static but will change to reflect current issues and interests.  We will continue with whole school topics, to bring the school community together and then have year group themes which further extend these topics.  The whole school topics are carefully chosen to ensure a full coverage of curriculum subjects.

 

The termly homework projects form a very important part of the Creative Curriculum.  We have found that families are having a greater engagement in their child’s education through working on projects together at home.  Each term a new focus of learning is assessed, extended and consolidated through the research and investigative work that children perform at home with their families.  The quality of homework projects that children are producing is of a very high standard.  The work displayed during the two exhibitions of work this year and the work displayed around the school and in classroom is a testament to this.

As a school we passionately believe that our approach to teaching and learning through a creative curriculum will continue as we move towards a new National Curriculum in September 2014. In preparation we are adopting a pro-active approach to this change and working together to ensure that all subjects will remain and the heart of our Creative Curriculum.

 

Creative Curriculum Topics 2014 - 2015

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Food

Celebrations

Wonderful World

Space

Shapes and Patterns

Famous Artist

 

Ofsted Quote

Teachers have excellent subject knowledge, very high expectations and plan a range of activities that inspire and

enthuse pupils in lessons.

Teachers make excellent links across subjects providing practical experiences to make learning more relevant to pupils and to develop curiosity.

 

Visits to local places on interest help to bring the curriculum to life. Ofsted

 

Ofsted Quote

Outstanding teaching of early reading skills and regular sessions that link letters and the sounds they make in the Early Years Foundation Stage and in Years 1 and 2 provide a very good foundation for children to learn to read. In Key Stage 2 guided reading sessions encourage pupils to analyse texts and respond to authors’ use of

language.