Curriculum Overview

At Alverton, we want to give every child the very best learning experience that we can. We provide a rich and exciting curriculum that promotes independence and opportunities for everyone, regardless of individual need, to succeed. We endeavour to find out what interests the children and aim to give them the academic knowledge, skills and cultural capital they need to allow them to progress confidently onto their future learning and into the world. We feel that reading is fundamental to a child’s success and ensure that this is embedded throughout the curriculum. 

All staff have a shared ethos and high expectations for all our pupils and celebrate their successes in all aspects of school life, encouraging pupils to reach their full potential and adapting the curriculum to meet the needs of every pupil. We deliver a coherently planned and sequenced, broad and varied curriculum which is hugely engaging and designed to ensure that all of our children succeed and love to learn.

We take a cohesive and coherent approach towards the planning, sequencing and delivery of lessons in order to ensure the children accumulate the knowledge and skills needed for future learning. Each key stage follows a rolling program of umbrella headings which ensures full and rigorous curriculum coverage in all year groups, enabling pupils to revisit and remember the content and skills they have been taught and to link these into new learning.

We firmly believe that our pupils need to be prepared for life in a technological world. We use iPads across the curriculum to enhance learning, develop IT skills and ensure that all pupils are enabled to access learning and record their work in a variety of ways. 

 

Early Years Foundation Stage 

Children in our youngest classes are immersed in the three prime areas of learning in a safe and stimulating environment. We consider the individual needs, interests, and stage of development of each child in our care, and use this information to plan a challenging and enjoyable experience for each child in all of the areas of learning and development. 

We aim to create experiences which encourage children to think creatively and explore the world as they see it. We recognise the importance of play-based learning as well as the benefits that being outside can bring.

 

To find out more about our curriculum, please contact your child's teacher or the school office on 01736 364087 (email secretary@alverton.cornwall.sch.uk).