At Temple Mill we aim to provide the children with a curriculum which is broad, well balanced and above all stimulates the children to learn. In addition to acquiring skills and knowledge we aim to help the children to grow in confidence and maturity so that they can enter secondary school, and later, adulthood with the ability to pursue wholeheartedly, academic social and cultural activities.
We deliver programmes of study that meet the National Curriculum requirements in Key Stages 1 & 2, issued by the DfE. This National Curriculum comprises of three core subjects:
And foundation subjects:
- Design and Technology
- Religious Education
- Physical Education (PE)
- MFL (Modern Foreign Languages)
The teaching of Religious Education is statutory in all schools. It is taught as a subject outside the National Curriculum but following a combination of the Kent and Medway Syllabus.
At Temple Mill we place great emphasis on Maths and English as these underpin many of the other aspects of the taught curriculum. English and specifically writing is used as the basis for our cross curricular teaching and learning approach. This programme is regularly reviewed to ensure compatibility with new directives or to make necessary improvements to the existing programme of work.
There is now a great deal of emphasis in the use of ICT across the curriculum with a focus on ‘Computing’ and, in particular, computer skills to enhance the learning in all the subjects of the curriculum. Through the subject of ‘Computing’ we aim to teach a progressive set of skills that enable all the children to become competent and confident users of ICT. To do this, we follow the DASCo Computing curriculum.
We also value the role of Modern Foreign Languages in the curriculum and Spanish is taught throughout KS2 from Year 3 to Year 6.
Individual student needs will be catered for through AEN (additional educational needs), A&T (able & talented), EAL (English as an additional language and differentiation.
Teachers use questions to engage children in learning and children are encouraged to ask their own questions inspired by their curiosity, which is used to shape learning and research. Children are challenged in their learning, whatever their starting point and are supported to become the best they can be.
When children leave Temple Mill Primary School at the end of Year 6, they should be equipped with the full range of skills that enables them to become lifelong learners.