Our Curriculum is built upon the foundations which include:
Knowledge - Acquiring, retaining and applying key information about subjects within and across our curriculum and linking this with our own understanding and experiences.
Vocabulary- The extension of vocabulary to enhance learning across the curriculum through explicit teaching of tier 1,2,3 words that can be used in context to deepen our understanding and ability to articulate our learning with confidence.
Understanding of the wider world - It is our intention that children build up their understanding of the world around them, from the past as well as the present. As part of our Curriculum the intention is to put our learning into a context but also to recognise a global awareness.
Positive Relationships are integral to every avenue of learning at Grace Cook. The culture of the school recognises that this is beyond the role of the class teacher but all adults within the building. It is the expectation that adults model positivity at all times to ensure that children remain active, passionate learner whom thrive amongst their peers.
Community/ opportunity beyond the National Curriculum - Alongside our Curriculum we are proud of our opportunities that are integrated into our long term Curriculum. We provide all learners with a balance of knowledge and cultural capital that they need to succeed in life. It is our intention that these opportunities will enhance their learning throughout their time in school.
Aspirations - Developing a culture of self-belief and motivation to achieve and be the best we can be. Challenging each other to hold higher expectations of ourselves with a determination to reach their potential in all areas of their learning.
At Grace Cook every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community and ensure that children are challenged by the growth of knowledge and understanding that they deepen each year.
We expect every pupil will learn regardless of background and the school’s vision stems from its commitment to ‘Growing as Individuals’.
It is our aim the children leave Grace Cook with a sense of belonging that gives them the confidence to crate their own pathway for the future. Children at Grace Cook learn to become resilient, ambitious and optimistic learners as they develop their knowledge and skills across the Curriculum.
At Grace Cook we recognise the importance of our ‘hidden curriculum’. This consists of our whole school commitment to knowing every child as an individual and celebrating the relationships that we establish throughout their in school. Within our school, we ensure that children
- Are greeted daily on entry to school
- Identify how they feel each day
- Build relationships with adults throughout the school
- Feel that staff take time to get to them as individuals
- Acknowledge one another and adults each day
- Take pride in all that they do
- Feel part of a community where they can flourish
- Recognise the importance of positive behaviours