Our curriculum covers the learning that takes place from Nursery through to Year 6 and covers all of the National Curriculum subjects. Our curriculum is underpinned by the ATT Curriculum Commitment Top 10.

ATT Curriculum Commitment Top 10

Our Curriculum statement

The Great Heath Curriculum is ambitious and engaging; developing learners from Nursery through to Year 6. At each stage, learners are provided with the knowledge and skills required to progress through each stage of their learning ensuring they are ready for beyond Key Stage Two. The curriculum is underpinned by our values: growth, resilience, enthusiasm, adaptability and tolerance. Our curriculum is inclusive and, where needed, is adapted to ensure all learners can access it. Our curriculum builds pupils’ understanding of themselves, their community and the world and we use a variety of experiences, both in and out of school, to support this.

Big ideas
Mission statement
We believe that learning should be memorable and engaging. Our curriculum links learning into exciting themes and encourages our pupils to immerse themselves in as many experiences as they can, both in and out of school. We actively promote a love of reading and books and welcome the extended use of our excellent library to do so.
Understanding what it means to be human and how human behaviour has shaped the world.
Understanding the many dynamic and physical processes that shape the world.
Understanding the creative process and how everyday and exceptional creativity can shape the world.
Understanding the importance of investigation and how this has led to significant change in the world.
Understanding the properties of all matter, living and non-living.
Understanding the complexities of the plant and animal species that inhabit the world.
Place and space
Understanding the visual, cultural, social, and environmental aspects of places around the world.
Understanding how and why things are the same or different.
Understanding why significant people, places, events and inventions matter and how they have shaped the world.
Understanding why and how things have changed over time.

We value creativity and are proud of our specialist rooms, which allow us to provide our pupils with the resources and space necessary to express themselves.
We encourage learning beyond the classroom through a wide range of enriching activities. Our pupils keep active through a broad range of sports experiences including competitive events against other local schools.
We recognise the many benefits of learning to play a musical instrument and give all Year 5 children the chance todo so, with the opportunity to continue learning in Year 6.
We aspire for all our pupils to leave us ready to flourish in the next stage of their education. We build on their diverse and firm foundations, giving them the confidence to try new things, whilst nurturing existing abilities and talents.
General principles
Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:
• develop a rich and deep subject knowledge
• explore the breadth and depth of the national curriculum
• learn within a coherent and progressive framework
• understand the purpose and value of their learning and see its relevance to their past, present and future
Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:
• Spiritual – Explore beliefs, experience and faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity and reflect on experiences
• Moral – Recognise right and wrong and respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views
• Social – Use a range of social skills to participate in the local community and beyond; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict
• Cultural – Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity
• Democracy – Be part of a system where everyone plays an equal part
• Rule of law – Learn that all people and institutions are subject to and accountable for their actions and behaviour
• Individual liberty – Be free to express views or ideas
• Tolerance and respect – To respect and tolerate the opinions or behaviour of others

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:
• develop self-esteem and confidence in their abilities
• learn in a peaceful and supportive environment
• recognise that people are good at different things
• build respectful friendships

Some areas of the curriculum are taught through topics

Curriculum Overview