We plan a curriculum that is broad and balanced, sequential and progressive, teaching children both knowledge and skills and building upon their prior learning. It is designed for the children to ‘learn more, remember more and to apply more’ this is achieved by planning units that teach a blend of knowledge and skills and then, applying these across a variety of differing subjects. Having identified barriers to learning and due to the constantly changing nature of the co-hort of children, we take into account EAL, low vocabulary, low attendance, SEND and low aspirations when planning.
The curriculum takes into account the children’s differing individual learning starting points. It links to the local area in which they live and it equips them with the appropriate knowledge and skills they require as they progress within their life-long learning journey.
At Imperial Avenue Infant School children learn about characteristics which they will require to support their successful future. The characteristics we have chosen form part of the school values and our routes to resilience words. We show this through our curriculum and other opportunities such as fundraising events that show an awareness of charities and organisations across the local community.
We continually build in opportunities that we feel will enrich the children’s learning these include trips, visitors and learning outside of the classroom. We take into account the interests of our children. This allows our curriculum to be fresh, contemporary and in line with an ever-changing world.
Each curriculum area has an overview of what is being taught and what the children will achieve by the end of the unit. Please click on the links below to see the long term planning for maths, literacy and the foundation subjects.
How can I support my child at home?
To find out what you child is learning each half term please click on the link below
‘Parent curriculum booklet’
The booklet explains in more detail what the prior learning is, how it is being built upon and how you can support your child at home.
Useful links to support building your child's language and the importance of this.