The Stour Academy Trust follows a thematic creative curriculum as a way of achieving the outcomes set by the national curriculum for Art and Design, History, Geography, Music, Design and Technology, English, Mathematics and Science.
Each term, the school will have an over-arching theme of learning. You can view the long term plan for this academic year here: Creative Curriculum Long Term Plan
This is a curriculum designed to grip children's fascinations from the very start.
A curriculum which extends beyond the classroom and into the world around them
A curriculum which enables children to understand who they are and the world in which they inhabit.
A curriculum, which ultimately, gets children desperate to learn and prepared for the future that awaits them.
Within carefully selected topics, children make meaningful links between art, music, history, geography, design technology, English, mathematics and science. They are helped to understand how these subjects bring a deeper understanding to their lives, other people and the world. We become the explorers, artists, writers, inventors and scientists. Through further experiences, children dive deeper into their understanding whilst developing new skills for a range of purposes.
Writing, reading and mathematics are applied to theses lessons, enabling children to master skills meaningfully. In turn, the foundation subjects enhance the learning of English, mathematics and science .
The children are just desperate to tell you all about it!
"I enjoyed it when we tasted different fruits and vegetables. There were lots of pretty colours and the strawberries were very yummy!" - Isabelle and Scarlett (Y1)
“The best thing so far this year was when Zoolab came in and brought all the different animals in. I loved this because I got to touch them and the lady gave us some great information.” – Lara (Y5)
“My favourite lessons are our Creative Curriculum lessons because there is always a fun and exciting topic to learn about.” – Millie (Y3)