At Springwell Community School all children have access to an interesting and engaging curriculum. Working within the framework of the National Curriculum we aim to equip our children with the skills they will need for their future learning journey.
The use of varied approaches enables children to develop independence, perseverance and enquiring minds. We provide as many practical and real life experiences as possible to enrich children’s learning, making full use of educational visits and inviting visitors into the school.
Elements is the school’s own bespoke curriculum. This has been planned and developed by teachers in the school to meet the needs of the pupils at Springwell. One of the aims of the Elements curriculum is to engage pupils in deep learning through experiential activities, using a range of teaching approaches and compelling learning. Elements is a humanising curriculum and a vehicle for pupils’ social and emotional development. Through widening their experience and understanding of other cultures using role play and ‘Immersive Environments’ pupils can begin to develop empathy and acceptance, skills which the majority of pupils lack when they join the school. The Elements curriculum places a strong emphasis on developing literacy skills, providing opportunities for a range of speaking and listening and writing activities to improve pupils skills in this priority area. There are umbrella themes running across the school from key stages 1 to 3, so that learning is linked and teachers are able to share planning and expertise.
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A FOCUS ON LITERACY – SUCCESS FOR ALL
‘Success for All’ is a comprehensive literacy approach designed to improve children’s reading skills and confidence.
The programme emphasises recognition of difficulty and early intervention to respond to any child’s learning problems. Co- operative learning is embedded throughout the programme and focuses on individual pupil accountability, common goals and recognition of group success. The opportunity to work with peers enables pupils to master basic reading skills as they continue to grow as thoughtful learners.