‘Fun, Creativity and Achievement.’ – The philosophy at the heart of our curriculum and our educational intent.
‘Fun’ to create happy confident learners.
‘Creativity’ to provide pupils with the very best curriculum experiences and foster imaginative, inventive learners providing them with the creative edge through immersive, creative opportunities that enable the children to take part in unique, experiential learning.
‘Achievement’ to develop children who not only have the strong core skills needed to engage with academia and professional life, but also build confident, enquiring, independent individuals who are well rounded, able to converse at all levels and who have the presence and self-assurance required to succeed in all areas and become the pioneers of tomorrow.
Within the Preston Hedge’s Academy Trust we have carefully designed bespoke schemes of learning underpinned by a body of knowledge and skills which progress year on year. Through our curriculum intent, a unique approach to well-being and personal development and an opportunity for outstanding experiences, we intend to provide our children with the aspiration and foundations to be pioneers of the future.
This image is a piece of work produced by a group of children in Year 5 as part of the Year 5/6 MAT DT Curriculum
Our Curriculum Implementation
Our unique curriculum is coherently planned and sequenced to ensure all pupils’ skills and knowledge progress each year.
The content has been rigorously planned to ensure the children engage in lessons with clear intentions and precise skills and knowledge for all children to access, learn and consolidate.
Throughout the school, each year’s learning will be documented and displayed and final pieces of work portray each topic’s implementation, progressive journey and learning impact – including interviews with the children, videos of their experiences and photographs to document their hands-on learning experiences, progress and achievements.
As a whole-school approach, this consistent implementation, balanced with extraordinary opportunities within captivating topics, will give our children a broad, challenging and aspirational curriculum that nurtures their love for learning.
Our approach to curriculum is embedded across the MAT as we collectively plan, share and ensure our curriculum is implemented with fun and creativity, aspires our children and generates outstanding achievement. Each year group has a unique set of current curriculum topics and themes which will be taught in the order our teachers believe will be best for their children.
The images below are of worked produced in our Trust schools’ as part of the Arts Curriculum
This image is a piece of work produced by a child as part of the Year 6 MAT Photography Curriculum
Our Curriculum Impact
We believe that the impact of our curriculum will be demonstrated best by the well-rounded pupils who attend our school and by the outcomes they achieve. To ensure we have the highest levels of achievement we will measure our outcomes against those achieved by the Top Quintile of schools ’ nationally. Our expectation is to be above this measure.
Our fun and creative curriculum will give all pupils constant opportunity to build on their current knowledge and leave Buckton Field’s with a broad and substantial knowledge base that will serve them well for life, secondary ready as innovative, enthusiastic learners and future leaders.
This image shows children in Year 1 all suited up for the Big Outdoors