Preston Park Primary

Our steam CURRICULUM

We want all of our children to leave us equipped for life in the 21st Century- able to take full advantage of all opportunities open to them and change the world. Through understanding our global community and appreciating our children’s needs, we integrate specific learning experiences into our curriculum to enable every child to thrive.

Our curriculum starts with our vision of which our children are at the forefront.  

  1. We are safe, happy and kind at Preston Park
  2. We ignite a love of learning that lasts a lifetime
  3. We are curious learners, confident to take risks
  4. We are world changers

Integral to our coherent vision are six core values: resilience, responsibility, reflective, reciprocity, respect and resourcefulness, which provide a strategic framework for our development of the whole child.  Through this character building, our children develop the necessary learning disciplines, aptitudes and attitudes to become the 21st century learner.

 

Preparing our children as 21st Century Learners:

Creativity, critical thinking and problem solving are essential to operating in the changing world of work. We want our children to navigate this ever changing landscape with confidence and have carefully considered the skills we believe necessary to do this. Our model, “the Preston Park 21st Century” learner highlights the skills we want our children to master. Central to this model, is for our children to be happy; to feel that they belong, to master and to be autonomous.

The Preston Park 21st Century Learner:

 

Therefore, at Preston Park our children have a connection to people and a higher purpose, they experience what success feels like and know that they have a voice for change, independence and responsibility. It is through our development of the whole child that we enable all of our children to fall in love with learning.

How this relates back to our school values:

Respect

Resilience

Resourcefulness

Responsibility

Reciprocity

Reflective

A self- directed learner

 

A communicator

Information and media literate

 

Emotionally Intelligent 

An innovator 

 

A problem- solver 

Financially and economically literate 

 

Globally aware 

Civically engaged 

 

A collaborator 

A critical thinker 

 

A creative thinker 

 

Our curriculum design

Our curriculum map is progressive. 

Our curriculum map is progressive – shaping learning through a thematic approach that brings learning alive with a real sense of purpose. Each theme is underpinned by a core text as a powerful platform to lever creativity across all subjects and capture the children’s imagination. Our approach to learning allows time and space for knowledge and skills to be applied across the curriculum in many different and unfamiliar contexts to ensure depth and breadth of learning and mastery.

We combine subjects through a creative curriculum that is complemented by a pioneering specialist teaching model delivering outstanding outcomes in art, music, science and PE. Our curriculum enables innovation, scholarship and excellence, and runs parallel to our hidden curriculum of learning disciplines, emotion coaching, personal development and wellbeing