Principles and Aims of the Rackheath Curriculum
- All children at Rackheath to enjoy a wide variety of fun and exciting learning opportunities. Opportunities that will create lifelong memories.
- Our curriculum is designed to develop the skills and knowledge children need to succeed.
- All children will leave Rackheath well prepared for the next stage of their lives.
- Children’s Mental Health and well-being are prioritised as part of our curriculum. Through our school wide ethos, PSHE curriculum and our pastoral support.
Our Curriculum is organised into whole school themes.
The termly themes for the academic year 2023-24 are The World Outside Our Window, A Drop In The Ocean and Healthy Me!
The termly themes for the academic year 2022-23 were Under Attack!, Here Comes The Sun and Planet Protectors!
The National Curriculum objectives are all covered across a 2 year planning period. This document is used as a foundation on which to build on. Curriculum Development is prioritised in our staff INSET programme. Staff meetings are used to create an exciting curriculum, which covers the National Curriculum and enhances it through visits, visitors, clubs, themed days and experiences in and around Rackheath.
Another great way to find out about the exciting curriculum in the school is to follow the Our News tab on the home page. You will find our weekly newsletters which are packed full with news and information. Each week each class has a section sharing what they have been up to.
At the start of every term each class has a Knowledge Organiser which details the key knowledge we want the children to learn and remember. These documents are referred to regularly in school and are sent home with the children so families know what the class are learning about. Each term ends with the children presenting their learning for example through a Rackheath Museum or an assembly.
The World Outside Our Window – Knowledge Organisers
Planet Protectors – Knowledge Organisers
Here Comes The Sun – Knowledge Organisers
Under Attack! – Knowledge Organisers
Rackheath Rocks! – Knowledge Organisers
Epic Elements! – Knowledge Organisers
Let’s Get Moving! – Knowledge Organisers
We set out the skills we want the children to learn in skills maps that detail the progress in skills across the school that we want the children to make.