Learning for Life Curriculum

Principals and purpose

Our ethos at Awsworth is ‘to strive to achieve our BEST.’  ALL pupils, regardless of ability, background, race or gender should aim to achieve their best in all that they do.

We have designed our Learning for Life curriculum by taking the National Curriculum and sequencing it through a topic-led approach where possible.  We believe this enables our children to develop strong links and interconnect their learning.  When links are tenuous and do not deepen learning, subjects are taught discretely to meet the needs of our pupils.

Running through the core of our curriculum tree is our school behaviour and attitudes; ‘Ready, Respectful, Safe.  These values underpin our children’s learning to help them be successful and make them excellent lifelong learners.

We then have three core branches to our curriculum supporting all learns;

  • Knowledge, Skills and Understanding
    • Our pupils need knowledge to enable them to practice skills.  This is taken from the National Curriculum and sequenced in all subjects.  As well as educational skills, we firmly believe in preparing children for their futures.  They need to be independent, resilient, problem solvers to enable them to flourish when they leave their primary education.  Once skills and knowledge have been mastered, pupils then are encouraged to innovate and let their creativity shine through.
  • Wellbeing
    • Wellbeing is key to our children’s success and happiness.  We encourage all our pupils to be respectful and responsible digital users to keep them safe in an ever-evolving digital world.
  • Personal development
    • We provide pupils at Awsworth with many opportunities to enrich and enhance their learning.  We believe by developing pupils’ cultural capital as it helps form better links to deepen pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding, whilst also developing their character, helping them thrive in modern 21st century Britain.

2023 – 2024 Termly Year Group Learning for Life Curriculum Maps

Each term teachers produce a curriculum map to show children the connections between their learning. Through meaningful links, pupils are able to study a wide breadth of content to ensure they get the best possible education. With mixed year groups, we operate a Cycle A and B to ensure all content is taught.

Please see below for the current Spring term overviews and past Autumn overviews.