The Vane Road Curriculum
Our Learning Challenges
Our curriculum is planned in a cross-curricular way with subjects linked together through an enquiry based model where we pose questions and answer them. Every topic starts with a question which we ask the children, they then generate their own questions, thinking about what they would like to know and find out, this allows the children to take control of their own learning and to become active researchers.
Some of our questions include . . .
What is DL5 5RH really like?
Why do we love to be beside the seaside?
Were the Anglo Saxons really smashing?
Why was the Battle of Britain so important?
Each topic starts with a WOW and ends with a purpose so that the children know what they are learning and why. Some examples of our 'wows' have been a visit from the Queen, a visit from a Viking or numerous educational visits . . .
Our purposes have included: a medieval feast, quizzes, creative craft afternoons as well as galleries of the children's art work.
It is a great way for children to showcase their learning and for parents and carers to see the amazing pieces of writing, art or drama that the children have produced.
These events have been really popular with parents, one parent commented
"What a wonderful performance, a chance to watch them sing and act, then a chance to go into the classrooms and look at all the hard work. The children were fantastic and the quiz was hilarious, well done to all involved." Y6 parent