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Curriculum Intent

South Norwood Primary School is a caring school which is dedicated to providing all children with extraordinary schools days. Children access the curriculum through inspiring, relevant and inclusive experiences. We nurture and challenge our children to believe and succeed. To dream big and become global citizens – beyond the wall so our learning environment.

Our curriculum is at the heart of our school and is carefully designed to support the learning journey of the whole child and enable them to achieve success. 

We want no day to be ordinary and strive to put the colour into each and every day.

Our careful curriculum design and planning means that we build in many opportunities for repetition and practise opportunities for essential knowledge, skills and understanding in every subject. This ensures that children will be able to revisit previous learning, which allows them to gradually develop a deeper understanding of the skills and processes within subjects. This is done at their own pace and in the best possible way for each individual child.

The range of experiences we offer support and champion our ethos and ensures that our children benefit from a full range of academic, spiritual, moral, social and cultural memorable activities, including the ‘Pioneer Passport’.  These activities enrich their lives and those of our whole school community and make them proud of their British values and encourage them to play an active part in a diverse society..

How do we implement our curriculum?

The curriculum is implemented through termly thematic topics, from International Primary Curriculum (IPC), which are designed with progression of knowledge and mastery of skills at its core. We prioritise development of “entry points” at the start of topics and then build upon these as the learning unfolds.  These “entry points” are reviewed annually with the cohort so that we can ensure that the experiences we offer continue to resonate with children.

We know that children learn best when they want to learn. That's why all of the IPC's thematic units of learning are chosen and designed to appeal to children’s interests and help them to learn more about the world around them. We plan for children to understand how each topic is relevant for children in South Norwood, London and then globally.

We support all learners to realise their potential and strive to ensure that our curriculum will ignite their love of learning that will last them for life. We hope that children will have had the opportunity to discover and follow individual passions which they will continue to build on in their future. By the time children leave us at the end of KS2 our children will be confident individuals who are actively and enthusiastically engaged on the journey to understanding how to contribute positively to their community and the wider society.