An inspiring curriculum is the key to igniting a child’s passion to learn. Here at Harris Primary Purley Way we believe that a fun, energising and impactful curriculum provides the key ingredients which supports a child's progression. We aim for a highly motivating and stimulating curriculum which encourages children to ask questions, be independent learners, collaborate and be aspirational. The curriculum is a way in which we make the learning meaningful for the children. It links topics from a variety of subjects to fit in with an overall topic or theme that children will learn about for a half term. It allows for problem-solving across all subjects and real-world application to the learning process, making it a more comprehensive way of educating and of learning.
We have ensured that all skills from the new National Curriculum https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum are covered throughout the year - one topic might allow for more art/DT and music to be taught (e.g. Forever Friends) while another might cover more history and geography skills (e.g. The Land Before Time).
Curriculum maps for each half term will be placed on the school’s website under the relevant class information. There will be occasions where we will teach more discrete topics that are reflective of current issues or festivals such as National Story Telling Week or Black History Month.