The Curriculum at TPA

At the beginning of the Summer term, 2018 - 19, we will be launching a new whole school approach to the curriculum at TPA.

THE INTENT OF TPA'S CURRICULUM

By adopting a problem solving approach that is supported by the excellent delivery of well – sequenced transferable knowledge and skills, the children are given the time to be learners in a range of subjects. They grow to manage their own learning and are challenged to become experts, inspiring their future aspirations through a variety of different experiences as they journey through the school.

There is an agreed set of experiences that the children will take part in during their time at TPA. These are plotted through whole – school events, the different themes and in different year groups.

Through the range of subjects and experiences, the children will have a real sense of the community that they belong to and an understanding of themselves as a citizen of the World. This will ensure that the learning is enjoyable, relevant and meaningful, resulting in outcomes of which the children are proud.

THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TPA'S CURRICULUM

We want the children’s learning in all subjects to follow a logical sequence by regularly returning to the prior learning of key skills and knowledge and building upon these at different stages through their time at our school. They will have the opportunity to apply and embed this learning across the different challenges involved with finding the solution to themed questions/problems, allowing them to become experts.

The children have access to a variety of exemplars where appropriate to support them in the answering/solving of the themed question/problem.

We have produced ‘Timely Markers’ documents – see Timely Markers - which detail the skills and knowledge progression in each subject. These documents aid the planning and assessment, ensuring well-sequenced learning in each subject.

THE IMPACT OF TPA'S CURRICULUM

We track the children’s attainment and progress in each subject through the Timely Markers (TMs) – TM 1 for Years 1 and 2, TM 2 for Years 3 and 4 and TM 3 for Years 5 and 6. This enables us to let the children know the different subjects that they are exceling in and to make sure that we are building on the children’s learning in all subjects.