Knowledge Rich, Diversity Led Curriculum

Core Values

At Stoneydown Park, we are determined that all our children will make excellent progress in developing the skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes needed for high quality learning.

We believe that we all learn best when we work together and when lessons are creative and fun. 

We are a vibrant community school. We want children to be  happy, confident, life-long learners and to believe that:

We love being creative with our learning.

  • We think independently and creatively
  • We are all entitled to access to the creative and performing arts

We challenge ourselves – there are no limits to what we can achieve.

  • We are ambitious for our futures and have a love of learning
  • We want to constantly improve

We are at the heart of our community.

  • We welcome and celebrate all our families and cultures
  • We help our community
  • We care for our environment

5 to Thrive: connect, take notice, be active, keep learning, give

 

Topics and Themes

Our Approach to Topic-Based Learning in KS1 and KS2

Learning in Years 1 to 6 is based on a cross curricular topic approach. Our topics incorporate all aspects of the National Curriculum. We aim to bring our topics alive through trips, creative work and, above all, purpose and enjoyment. There are whole-school threads running through our curriculum too which include studying ecology, health and well being and the arts.  In the Summer term we make good use of learning outdoors, often with visits to Walthamstow Marshes, the Walthamstow Wetlands Centre and the River Lea.

Though we teach a connected curriculum, we believe that children have the right to the knowledge, skills and applications in the real world that each subject has to offer. Aspects of different subjects will be taught through specific subject-based learning.

We regularly review our curriculum offer to ensure that it is relevant, engaging and challenging.

Look at the class pages to see the curriculum overviews for this half term and find out what children will be learning. 

Topic Overview