At Stirchley we place great emphasis on preparing children fully for life in the modern world. We aim to equip them with both the personal, social and academic skills to enable them to be happy, fulfilled and confident members of society, able to reach their full potential. In light of this we have recently undertaken a review of our curriculum and have developed a new creative, topic approach.
Our curriculum is based around topics designed to fully engage and interest the children. It is one that focuses on the teaching of key skills needed as learners in the modern world. Topics have been cross-referenced against National Curriculum Programmes of Study and Key Learning Skills to ensure that we provide the children with a broad, balanced curriculum.
Creativity is a key element of our new curriculum. Staff endeavour to teach in a creative and stimulating way and to provide learning opportunities that support the children in developing their own creativity. The following quote taken from the National Curriculum Creativity website sums up what creativity can do for our children-
Pupils who are encouraged to think creatively and independently become:
- more interested in discovering things for themselves
- more open to new ideas
- keen to work with others to explore ideas
- willing to work beyond lesson time when pursuing an idea or vision.
As a result, their pace of learning, levels of achievement and self-esteem increase
National Curriculum Creativity Website – www.ncaction.org.uk/creativity -