Templewood Primary School

Together we can. Together we will.

Pentley Park, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 7SD

01707 324251

admin@templewood.herts.sch.uk

Together we can. Together we will.

Curriculum

Our curriculum provides varied opportunities to develop a love of learning and prepare all in our school community for a life in which they will make the right choices and set themselves ambitious goals. Through valuing the holistic nature of every person, we develop happy, fulfilled and healthy individuals. We enrich children’s learning through exciting cross-curricular topic work, outdoor learning (including our own forest school) and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and educational visits. These visits are planned to support and enhance learning across the curriculum. 

We have developed our school vision and motto based on the voice of everyone in our school community. This is encompassed in our strategy and evident in our Learning Drivers: Emotional Intelligence and Social and Cultural Diversity.

For further information on how we teach Reading, Phonics through the Letters and Sounds scheme and Maths fluency at our school please click on the links below. We also have Parent Partnership booklets which can be found in the Parent section of our website.

           Reading (including phonics)                        Maths fluency

Learning Drivers

We have identified two Learning Drivers that are central to all our planning and teaching and meet the needs and interests of our pupils; Emotional Intelligence and Social and Cultural Diversity. These drivers have been designed to support the needs and interests of our pupils and are used to underpin and shape learning at our school.

We teach our Learning Drivers through discrete lessons but also as an integral part of our cross curricular approach to learning. At the start of each topic teachers and children work together to discuss the drivers and consider how they can drive the teaching and learning within the forth-coming half term. Please see tab to the left on Learning Drivers for each class's termly focus and a description of each driver.

 

Knowledge Organisers

Each term the teachers will generate Knowledge Organisers for History/Geography and Science units. These show an overview of the whole unit with key events/people, timelines, images and vocabulary. Pupils are provided with these at the beginning of each unit and are encouraged to regularly return to them during teaching to ensure they understand the subject knowledge and develop a growing and meaningful vocabulary. The aim is for pupils to secure their knowledge and skills in a subject which will be revisited regularly to retain the information.

We hope that by providing pupils and parents with copies of these Knowledge Organisers (see link to the left) it will encourage you to learn alongside your child and deepen their understanding, and yours, of subjects across the curriculum.

 

Class Curriculum Letters

Each term teachers provide a letter with an overview of the curriculum for the term and any other important details which may be relevant to your child's class.

These will be uploaded on to the website for you to read. Please see tab.

 

Curriculum Maps

For an overview of each classes curriculum coverage please use the Curriculum Maps tab for more information.

 

JIGSAW

Our PSHE and SRE scheme of work is covered through the JIGSAW programme. Please see the Content Overview for more information on topics that will be covered.

JIGSAW Content Overview