At Templewood School we strive to deliver a creative curriculum that is purposeful, engaging and follows the National Curriculum, but is also personalised and unique to our school. We have identified two Learning Drivers that are central to all our planning and teaching and meet the needs and interests of our pupils; Emotional Intelligence and Social and Cultural Diversity. These drivers have been designed to support the needs and interests of our pupils and are used to underpin and shape learning at our school.
We teach our Learning Drivers through discrete lessons but also as an integral part of our cross curricular approach to learning. At the start of each topic teachers and children work together to discuss the drivers and consider how they can drive the teaching and learning within the forth-coming half term. Please see tab to the left on Learning Drivers for each class's termly focus and a description of each driver.
Each term the teachers will generate Knowledge Organisers for History/Geography and Science units. These show an overview of the whole unit with key events/people, timelines, images and vocabulary. Pupils are provided with these at the beginning of each unit and are encouraged to regularly return to them during teaching to ensure they understand the subject knowledge and develop a growing and meaningful vocabulary. The aim is for pupils to secure their knowledge and skills in a subject which will be revisited regularly to retain the information.
We hope that by providing pupils and parents with copies of these Knowledge Organisers (see link to the left) it will encourage you to learn alongside your child and deepen their understanding, and yours, of subjects across the curriculum.
Class Curriculum Letters
Each term teachers provide a letter with an overview of the curriculum for the term and any other important details which may be relevant to your child's class.
These will be uploaded on to the website for you to read. Please see tab.
For an overview of each classes curriculum coverage please use the Curriculum Maps tab for more information.