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Curriculum Ethos

Our School Motto

Our Logo

Our school logo represents who we are now. The part that cannot be seen represents the future…the unknown…what we are working towards.

Working in partnership is the key to optimising success.

Our School Vision

Be Bold…Be Brave…Be Beautiful…commit to making a positive impact to help create a world that values, embraces and celebrates diversity

Our Mission

Experience an EPIC Journey of Discovery

  • E: Encourage big questions – become ‘experts’
  • P: Positively push new boundaries – value mistakes as a trigger for new learning
  • I: Inquire and Interrogate – think hard and dig deep
  • C: Connect and challenge – be the best you can be

Our School Values

  • Secure
  • Talented
  • Achievers,
  • Responsible &
  • Skilful

Learning Skills

Practise, Prove and Perfect…EPIC

E

Exploration and Evaluation

P

Perseverance

I

Independence

C

Challenge, Co-operation & Collaboration, Creative Thinking

Achieving our School Values: Pupil Personal Development Maps

To achieve our school values we have broken skills into achievable steps. Steps support children to implement sophisticated interpersonal skills. Teachers weave these skills through the curriculum ensuring learners have opportunities to actively engage, practise and evaluate.

Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

Our Curriculum is entitled : Exploring the World…Exploring Me

We weave subjects as appropriate to explore the world we live in. We actively engage on a journey of discovery. We ask big questions. We listen intently. We share and discuss ideas and knowledge. We form values with an understanding that we will grow and change. We embrace who we are and we continue to learn about ourselves, each other and the world with kind, courageous and open minds.

 

 

Rationale

Learning at Ranvilles is ambitious and explorative, challenging children to think hard, with open-minds, to push new boundaries and become path makers. Together we focus on discovering what is happening now to enable our pupils to be kind, educated citizens and knowledgeable, compassionate future leaders.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) lines of enquiry and learning are at the heart of our broad and balanced curriculum. Children actively employ school EPIC Learning Skills and STAR Behaviour Attitudes to explore global cultural differences, similarities and values. They evaluate, reflect and actively engage in research, discussion, collaborative and individual pursuits to establish considered, personal viewpoints.

Our diverse curriculum provokes deep thought and reflection; core questions linked to Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural learning (SMSC) drive collaboration and a quest for knowledge and understanding. We have designed a curriculum that fulfils the requirements of the National Curriculum, the meets the needs of the pupils in our school, promoting British Values of:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Principle Curriculum Intentions

Breaking the boundaries of a homogenous locality, pupils are encouraged to explore the world and learn about themselves and their place in it. Children will ask questions to check understanding; develop vocabulary and build knowledge; negotiate; evaluate and build on the ideas of others; justify ideas with reasons; and effectively communicate. Learning journeys facilitate opportunities to identify values children wish to uphold now and in the future, learning today for the challenges of tomorrow, employing specific learning behaviours.

Achieving Our School Values:

Home/School Link Agreement

We have high aspirations for all our pupils. We are dedicated to developing happy learners who are emotionally intelligent and who achieve their best. Ranvilles Junior focuses on achieving our values through stars. Each star represents a concept and reflects how we work, learn and play together.

The School Will

  • Create a happy and positive learning environment
  • Teach and encourage children to be safe physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and financially
  • Educate aboutinternet safety and wellbeing
  • Foster confidence to enable children to report any concerns

Children Are Encouraged To

  • Use their learning to help them to feel confident to make positive choices and wise
    decisions
  • Learn to be themselves, to question, grow and learn with consideration
  • Communicate any feelings of concern they have with adults who they trust and who can help them

Parents Are Asked To

  • Work in partnership with the school to develop wellbeing and support practice outlined
    in the Health & Safety, Child Protection, Physical, Social & Health/ Sex Education
    and Behaviour for Learning policies.
  • Monitor and ensure safe and appropriate use of the internet and social media at home

The School Will

  • Support the children in developing their learning and skills in areas of talent and interest
  • Provide opportunities to share talents and interests and celebrate effort and success
  • Promote curiosity, creative thinking and the desire to learn new skills

Children Are Encouraged To

  • Enjoy exploring and just being them!
  • Recognise their raw talents and practise new skills
  • Learn from and with others to develop new skills
  • Have a go!

Parents Are Asked To

  • Support the school by allowing their children to engage in a variety of enrichment,
    curriculum opportunities
  • Share their talents and interests with the children in school to enhance provision

The School Will

  • Provide the very best education to enable children to achieve their personal best
  • Communicate what children do well and what they need to do to improve
  • Ensure learning is focused through a broad and balanced curriculum
    develop skills in a wide range of subjects and prepare learners for the next stage in their lives

Children Are Encouraged To

  • Have big dreams and believe they can achieve them
  • Work hard in all areas of the curriculum to achieve to their personal best
  • Take responsibility for achieving their targets

Parents Are Asked To

  • Ensure their children read at least 5 times per week, learn their times tables and support homework that allows them to practise core skills taught in the classroom
  • Discuss and share classroom learning to enhance it further at home
  • Celebrate academic success

The School Will

  • Educate the children about their rights and responsibilities in school and in the
    wider world
  • Teach children about diversity and its impact on society
  • Teach children how to be respectful of others and to challenge injustice in society

Children Are Encouraged To

  • Value their Rights; Respect others including differences in lifestyle, views and opinions
  • Know their responsibilities and ensure they carry them out
  • Be open-minded and learn about other peoples’ cultures, beliefs and lifestyles
  • Take responsibility and accountability for their words and actions

Parents Are Asked To

  • Talk to their children about current issues in our society
  • Encourage children to be open-minded and respectful of others
  • Discuss what they have learnt at school and explore the thoughts and opinions
  • Support the school in ensuring the children carry out their responsibilities both at home, in school and in the wider community

The School Will

  • Foster positive behaviours for learning, developing the children’s skills of
    independence, collaboration, perseverance, evaluation, exploration, challenge and creative thinking
  • Develop the skills and personal qualities necessary for living, contributing to and functioning effectively in a multi-racial, multicultural and multi-faith society
  • Consistently apply our Behaviour for Learning policy through appropriate praise and sanctions
  • Provide differentiated and personalised opportunities for children to develop effective interpersonal and social skills

Children Are Encouraged To

  • Develop their interpersonal skills socially and academically
  • Demonstrate positive attitudes towards their learning and relationships in school
  • Respectfully question and challenge to establish a personal viewpoint
  • Follow the school’s Behaviour for Learning showing respect for the environment and the people in it

Parents Are Asked To

  • Model and support exemplar interpersonal skills to promote positivity
  • Communicate circumstances at home that may inhibit their child’s ability to ‘get along’ socially, emotionally and academically
  • Support the school in implementing our Behaviour for Learning policy in order to develop positive role models and citizens of our society