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School Council

While we would usually welcome visitors to our school, at the moment we are closed for visits due to Government Covid-19 guidelines. We look forward to welcoming you into school again as soon as possible. 

Long Term Plan 

Pickhill and Leeming and Londonderry Long Term Plan

We want our children to ‘live life in all its fullness’(John 10:10) with wisdom, hope, dignity and respect.

Our Distinctiveness 

Pickhill Church of England Primary School is a school where Christian values underpin our ethos and teaching. We promote a welcoming and positive atmosphere.  We are proud of our strong links with our church and the local community.  Our school is committed to effective teamwork through good relationships and we are actively inclusive.  We are proud of our effective links with parents, the Parish Church, our local community and beyond.

Mission  

We aim to provide the highest quality all-round education, for each and every child, in partnership with parents, within the context of a Christian community, where our children can be the best that they can be by living ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10).

At Pickhill Church of England Primary School we aim:

 To encourage all pupils, whatever their academic ability, to be the best that we can be in a secure and happy environment. To provide a broad, balanced and continuously developing unique curriculum which meets the needs of all pupils. To encourage all children to experience awe and wonder, to develop enquiring minds, and believe in their own intrinsic worth and innate ability. To create and maintain a caring community with an atmosphere of courtesy, consideration and respect, in which each young person is recognised as a valued member and helped to develop into a socially responsible young adult. To foster a growing understanding of moral values and religious belief, from a Christian perspective, along with a deepening appreciation of other religious traditions and cultures. To form an effective partnership with parents, governors and the school community, so that there is common  ownership and mutual support in developing the school.

 

To see our Key Stage 1 long term plan click here 

To see our Key Stage 2 long term plan click here

Creative Curriculum

 We aim to foster a life-long love of learning, through adopting a cross-curricular, creative curriculum.  We deliver a twenty-first century education that will equip our children with the skills required to be independent and responsible citizens. We aim to encourage deep, memorable and connected learning. 

 

The Creative Curriculum aims to:

  • Raise achievement
  • Provide a broad, balanced and enriching curriculum
  • Build up children’s confidence and motivation to learn through the use of a range of learning and teaching styles
  • Develop thinking and learning skills
  • Enable safe ‘risk taking’
  • Promote curiosity i.e. for further study
  • Embed key skills in order to prepare children for real-life and everyday situations
  • Provide opportunities to apply knowledge and learning in practical ways
  • Provide a creative approach to planning and delivery that will incorporate and embed key aspects of the National Curriculum
  • Provide enrichment opportunities where learning and teaching can take place beyond the classroom
  • Develop Excellence and Enjoyment
  • Develop social skills and encourage children to become more active citizens within the school community and beyond

What will the Creative Curriculum do for our learners?

  • Increase childrens’ motivation, enthusiasm and engagement in their learning, making learning more meaningful, through putting it into context
  • Raise standards in both teaching and learning
  • Help children become more independent and take greater ownership of their learning,
  • Developing children’s confidence and motivation to learn through the use of a range of learning and teaching styles
  • Give opportunity for a flexible timetabling approach to make space for true depth of study
  • Establish cross-curricular links to foster a broader understanding
  • Create and maintain an exciting and stimulating learning environment
  • Provide opportunities to apply knowledge and learning in practical ways and to solve problems in a variety of situations
  • Provide enrichment opportunities where learning and teaching can take place beyond the classroom

Creative Curriculum Overview

The Creative Curriculum has been organised into integrated Learning Journeys and links have been made to other curricular areas within the topic and curricular focus. The use of ICT is encouraged in all topic areas as a subject in its own right and in both the teaching of the theme and in the opportunities for children’s independent learning. Each class teacher is responsible for the delivery of the curriculum through a ‘themed’ approach which incorporates key skills. 

 

Subjects included in Creative Curriculum

The Creative Curriculum includes History, Geography, Art, DT, ICT, Science and creative writing.  Links with RE, Maths, PSHCE and other curriculum areas will be made when appropriate.  Maths and other English key skills (grammar, spelling, phonics, handwriting etc) will be allocated discrete sessions to ensure the acquisition of these key skills which will be reinforced within the curriculum.

 


 

 

 

 

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