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Penshurst Primary School

Curriculum

The Penshurst Curriculum...built upon a love of reading

Everyone can achieve the extraordinary….

Our broad and balanced curriculum creates a range of memorable experiences and opportunities for the children in our care. We develop children’s character through our school and British values, key themes, global development and most importantly through a passion for reading. Rich and varied texts drive our curriculum inspiring a thirst for knowledge, a love of language and an opportunity to visit the unknown. We ensure our school values weave through our curriculum and that the children are:

  • Kind
  • Resilient
  • Respectful
  • Aspirational
  • Responsible
  • and have integrity

We provide clear, consistent and progressive teaching sequences so that pupils master knowledge, skills and understanding for each curriculum area that lead to meaningful, high quality outcomes

Key and skills are taught explicitly so that they can be mastered and applied within and across the curriculum and beyond.

Knowledge is organised coherently to ensure progression so that pupils have strong core knowledge across our rich curriculum.

We develop children’s understanding through rich, connected learning opportunities and real life experiences so that pupils can connect new knowledge with existing knowledge.

Along with our core values, we provide a language rich environment, with an emphasis on talk and vocabulary, which underpins our curriculum so that children can thrive and become confident, literate individuals.

We effectively use assessment for and of learning so that we can identify next steps for pupils on their journey to true mastery and depth.