Out of bounds
Thinking about thinking
Opportunties and aspiration
At Owston Park Primary Academy we believe that children need to see how what they are learning is connected to a body of greater knowledge and that knowledge across those bodies is interchangeable. Children need to understand about concepts, and how these concepts inter-relate. Curriculum literacy requires understanding of the meaning, use and justification of curriculum concepts through respecting individual subject traditions. We have created a curriculum based on distributed practise and regular testing which provides coherence and helps knowledge to move into long-term memory, to become declarative and procedural. Our curriculum is about addressing social injustice so that our children leave us with a love of locality, happiness, dignity and strong emotional literacy. They will leave us with the keys to unlock the powers of the powerful.
The national curriculum ‘provides children with an introduction to essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens.’ It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought, said and done and helps engender and appreciation of human creativity and achievement. At Owston Park we are keen also to emphasise to children the way in which ‘the best that has been thought and said and done’ impacts upon their own life, today, living in North Doncaster.
We have a clear idea of what knowledge, words and concepts we want children to learn in each subject. Crucially we also know where the ‘horizontal’ and ‘vertical’ links are. Vertical links are those links WITHIN a subject year to year. Horizontal links are those links ACROSS subjects within a year group.
Please visit the links below to find out more about our curriculum.