The curriculum at Kestrel Mead is underpinned by interleaved learning and the development of concepts across the curriculum and over time. It is personalised to our context and promotes awe, wonder and reciprocity. All classes are exposed to six big questions per year and the National Curriculum objectives are mapped into these areas and knowledge organised to ensure high quality knowledge is imparted. Within each big questions are a bank of six little questions linked to sticky (conceptual words) that are repeated throughout the years. The conceptual words fall within five categories; British values, Citizenship, UN global goals, Character and Critical thinking. Children are encouraged to be independent and creative in the way that they engage in their learning through a journal they create online and in a scrap book. Personalised homework is linked to each or our character behaviour drivers. High expectations and ambitious learning are evident throughout. There is no ceiling placed on any child; all children and enrichment and vocabulary development activities. We encourage staff and pupils to take risks, embracing and learning from mistakes.
We teach fewer things in greater depth by carefully allocating National Curriculum objectives with clear progression of skills and knowledge. We aim for the curriculum to develop future global citizens that are passionate and ready for the next stage of their education and beyond.